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Youngsters get digging in project at Paget High School farm

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 25, 2014

Farm project has been running through the summer at Paget School. All finished now.

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A GROUP of young people have been developing their outdoor skills over the summer holidays, by working on the community farm at Paget High School in Branston.

Young people from Burton and Tamworth, who are on the Staffordshire Youth and Community National Citizenship Project, picked up their spades and got digging in the hope of improving the site and adding a garden for people to enjoy.

Over the holidays they have put their backs into planting shrubs, making benches and creating paths through the site, which is at the school, off Burton Road.

It is hoped that the new area will be used by pupils as well as all visitors to the school.

The project was devised by the young people who carried out the work, and has been supervised by staff from the school and scheme organisers.

Spokesman Bela Manek said: "They thoroughly enjoyed the project and said it has been a terrific experience. The school would like to generate interest and involve students for the planned projects in the next academic year."

The farm has attracted much positive attention over the years.

Ofsted inspectors have praised the school for the use of the space.

However, a rowdy rooster almost brought the site into disrepute last year.

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