Congratulations to the young gardeners from SJBC who won a Barbara Ward Award for Caring for Creation at the recent Celebrating Young People Awards. They were recognised for creating a green oasis in the heart of Battersea. Here's what Million Minutes wrote in announcing their success:
St John Bosco College is in the midst of Battersea's tower-block estates. A group of enthusiastic and hard-working year 7s established the very first school gardening club, meeting weekly after school. The young gardeners took a small otherwise ignored patch of playground, and with commitment, passion and a great deal of industry and imagination transformed it into a haven for plants and wildlife. They have also brought their work indoors, cultivating flower seeds and strawberry crowns in small pots (currently housed on a windowsill in the Library), which they lovingly tend to daily.