2011 - July 2011

Accessible allotment help for Danum School project – 19/07/11

Danum School

A site team from Henry Boot Construction’s Eastern Division has donated building materials to help create disabled access to a school allotment, as part of a community outreach project.

Twenty-four pupils from the Danum School Technology College in Doncaster have been working on a scheme to create a working garden with greenhouse, herb garden and vegetable plot, giving them something productive to spend their time on whilst promoting citizenship and good behaviour.

The allotment is well under way, but additional materials were needed to help the large number of disabled children at the school to access the garden.

Assistant Site Manager Ryan Spencer organised a donation of scaffold boards to create raised beds and building materials to widen the path for wheelchair access, with additional work to create a concrete access ramp promised in the near future.

The project is co-ordinated by South Yorkshire Police’s Safer Neighbourhood’s Team and aims to engage local children, develop their skills and offer them something productive to do with their spare time.

Henry Boot Construction is working locally on the St Leger Homes of Doncaster Decent Homes project, delivering a window replacement scheme in Intake as part of a five-year £300m partnering framework.

“This is a brilliant project that gets the kids involved in doing something positive for their community, whilst improving their skills and giving them different experiences. The help that Henry Boot have given is really appreciated – we can’t wait to get growing some veg!”

PC Neil Humphreys, Safer Schools Partnership Officer, South Yorkshire Police

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