On the afternoon of Tuesday 26th September, seven Year 10 students, members of the Culcheth-2-Soweto team, set out to create a community garden in Lansdowne, in Culcheth. With help from three members of staff, they dug out an area of grass, and planted a shrub and an array of bulbs (kindly donated by Bent’s Garden Centre) in the plot. They also planted bulbs around two of the trees on the surrounding land. Residents can now look forward to looking out of their windows to beautiful flowers in the spring time.

The Culcheth-2-Soweto team wanted to give something back to the community that has supported the project so well over the years.  The team is made up of students from across Year 8 – 11. Culcheth-2-Soweto is a two-year international exchange programme, in which Culcheth students develop key skills and plan a visit to our partner school in Soweto, Matseliso High School. On their return, the Culcheth students then raise the money and plan a return visit, enabling students and staff from Soweto to visit Culcheth.

The students involved were: Krishen Chadwick-Patel, Carlos Clarke, Sam Hegarty, Josh Morley, George Neal, Amy Sheppard,
and Jess Taylor. Special thanks go to Bent’s Garden Centre for donating all of the bulbs and the shrub to the project.