Blessed Edward Jones RC School helps residents grow together

Reporter:

Andrew Martin

Pupils from Blessed Edwards Jones RC School in Rhyl have hand-made garden planters and a bird table to donate to residents at Y Gorlan, in the town.

Earlier this year residents at Y Gorlan transformed the communal garden area beside their homes thanks to grant support from Rhyl Community Partnership (RCP) where raised planting beds were created and stocked not only with flowers and shrubs to increase biodiversity of the area, but also vegtables which have now been harvested and donated to the local food bank.

Pupils from Blessed Edward Jones made garden planters and a bird table for the Y Gorlan Communal garden as part of their Welsh Baccalaureate course and last week presented items to the residents as they harvested the latest crops.

“It superb that the young people have worked so hard crafting these items which will be a great addition to the area,” said Louise Blackwell, Community Development Officer for Clwyd Alyn Housing Association who manage the Y Gorlan homes.

“We were also joined Angela Watt, from North Denbighshire Communities First who coordinate the Foodbank. Our resident volunteers have done a superb job in maintaining the raised beds and it’s wonderful to see people grow together as friends at the same time as growing flowers to enjoy, and vegetables to share.

Yvonne Cole, Housing Officer added: “We’d like to thank everyone who has supported this excellent initiative, especially teacher Mike Rogers and the students from Blessed Edward Jones, Angela Watt from North Denbighshire Communities First for all her help and of course, the residents themselves for all their hard work and commitment.”

Angela Watt also added her thanks and appreciation both to the residents, for their donation to the foodbank, and to the students from Blessed Edward Jones for their contribution to the project.

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