Bury College Carpentry and Joinery students have carefully handcrafted a selection of planters which have been added to the brand-new Foundation Studies courtyard garden.

Foundation Studies staff and students were delighted to receive their wooden planters which have been used to house a variation of beautiful plants, shrubs and flowers. These planters were made earlier in the year and have been placed in the courtyard garden, a designated space which is used by Foundation Studies students and learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties and autism. This dedicated courtyard garden is a relaxing place for students to enjoy during their time at College.

Carpentry and Joinery students were delighted to support the Foundation Studies department and build equipment that could be added to the courtyard garden.

Matthew Ratcliffe, a former The Elton High School pupil said, “It was great to be able to support another department at the College and it feels great to see the planters we made being used. This task was a great way to expand our knowledge of how to use materials and different tools.”

Sarah Walton, Bury College Director of Personal Development said, “These amazing planters are a wonderful addition to our student area. The quality of the product is as good if not better than those sold in garden centres. It has been a pleasure to watch these blossom and brighten up the college grounds.”