Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Class/team of the Year

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Class/team of the Year

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UNDER the guidance of Miss Finnerty, The Eco Team at Newman RC College have cultivated, managed and developed the ecogarden at the college to ensure it remains a haven and resource for learning and peace.

Over time, the ecogarden has housed chickens and raised beds in which vegetables are grown from seed every year and harvested for children and staff of the college.

By gardening and getting their hands dirty, pupils often feel at ease and start to talk about what might be bothering them - many broken friendships have been healed over a raised bed!

This facility would be near impossible to maintain were it not for the core members of the Eco Team, who spend their lunch times each day maintaining the garden.

This year has also seen the introduction of a memorial garden within the ecogarden, after the student council was so moved by those affected by the Manchester bombing they wished to commemorate it. …

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