Over the last few months, students from our Life Wise and Life Challenge courses have been practising and developing their gardening skills to create a nice display outside of our Forest School classroom.

Working with Childcare tutor Kirsty Vick and staff from across the college, they made use of the old tyres outside the Forest School classroom and upcycled them, using them to help plant different flowers and plants.

Amber Phillips, a student involved in the project, said, "We used collaboration, one of our college values, to clear the weeds in the garden areas and plant Summer Buds."

Reece Longdon-Cowley, another student, added: “I enjoyed doing all the planting around the college. It was fun and is something I’d love to do again.”

Debbie Willis, Lecturer in Foundation Studies at Bury College, said: “This was a joint effort across the two courses, well done everyone! It is also just the beginning of our learners making the most of our outdoor spaces and improving their skills across different environments. In the autumn term, we are going to plant some bulbs and continue with different gardening projects. Watch this space.”

This is one of many projects undertaken by our Life Wise and Life Challenge students. This course is aimed at students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The course will help them develop skills for independent living at home and in the community. Click here for more information