An ‘overgrown jungle’ at Braddan School has been transformed – thanks to the efforts of volunteers from Barclays.
The volunteers carried out their Ground Force-style transformation of the school’s back garden in just two days.
A team of six from Barclays got busy pulling out plenty of weeds and putting down gravel over weed-proof liners. They installed a bench and put up bird feeders and bird boxes as well as a ‘creepy crawly’ hotel that had been built by the children.
The volunteers also laid out flower beds ready from planting by the youngsters in the spring.
Head teacher Louise Oates said: ‘The back garden looked like an overgrown jungle and we were looking for someone to help us get it back in shape.
‘We had been doing some work last year and then the opportunity came up with Barclays saying they could get involved and provide us with manpower and funding.
‘In just two days, they transformed the garden. It was a bit like Ground Force. We were amazed at how quickly they made it look a whole lot better.’
Pictured busy transforming the garden at Braddan School are Barclays volunteer Stacey Clague, Connor O’Rourke, seven, Claire Wootton, Imogen Cooper, seven, Izzy Craig, six, Rhys Yardley, Cory Corkill, six and Rachael Cashin. MW130919(10)