Solicitors from Leeds-based law firm, Blacks Solicitors LLP ditched their desks for the garden and got involved in the creation of an educational green space project for local school, Bankside Primary.
Sixteen members of Blacks’ team went down to Bankside Primary to help parents, governors and teachers transform a section of its grounds into a brand new outdoor teaching area.
The new garden will create a valuable green space for the inner city school, which lacks parks and greenery in the local area.
It will include space for growing fruit, wildflowers, herbs and eventually trees in the autumn term, and will provide a sensory educational space for pupils, doubling as playground shade in the summer months.
Claire Irving, governor at Bankside Primary School, said:
“We are delighted that the staff at Blacks have so willingly given up their time to help us make this plan a reality.
“The garden will really enhance not only the outdoor space at Bankside, but also the learning facilities, and is a really important project for us.”
Nick Dyson, solicitor partner at Blacks, said:
“At Blacks we strongly believe in supporting the Leeds community, so when we were approached to help transform this outside space we were more than willing to get out our gardening gloves!
“As many of the staff here have children, we understand the importance of future generations getting as much out of their education as possible, and we relished the opportunity to be involved.”