The Gardening Hero
A green-fingered student is keeping his community’s gardens neat and tidy during lockdown. Reece Edwards, in Year 10, is helping six people, including key workers, the elderly and some people who are shielding and finding it hard to do it themselves during these difficult times.
Miss Wand said: As Reece’s tutor, I have often had cause to be proud of him for his helpfulness and his kind and caring attitude towards others in school. It is so lovely to hear how he has been demonstrating these admirable character traits by helping people in his community during lockdown. By giving his time and a great deal of effort, he has also been giving a lot of joy to others. What a truly wonderful thing to do!”
Reece is doing a wide range of tasks including: cutting grass, weeding, planting, digging up tree trunks and weeds, hedge cutting, hoeing, planting, raking, burning garden rubbish and spreading farm manure on vegetable patches. When he does his gardening work he does full days, usually 6-8 hours at a time.
Reece said: “I volunteered to do tasks because I thought that it would help the people that are shielding and give them somewhere nice to sit when the weather is good. It has also given me something to do with my free time and I really enjoy gardening and love being outside.
“I’m learning new things all the time, while also not being stuck in the house during lockdown. It’s good to know that I’m helping others and doing something that’s greatly appreciated by them and that they are able to enjoy their gardens.”
Well done Reece for your fabulous work!