Garden in bloom for remembrance

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An Ilkeston-based iron products supplier has helped with the construction of a remembrance garden at a Kirk Hallam school.

Saint-Gobain PAM has donated money and helped in the construction of the remembrance and hope garden at Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy, which was built for students to enjoy.

The garden, part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations, includes three areas for faith, hope and love.

It also includes a wall of remembrance for students and staff who have been part of the school community.

Marketing co-ordinator at Saint-Gobain, Wendy Marriott, said: “For us this was a great way to initiate what we are sure will be a long-term and fruitful relationship.

“It was really an honour to visit the academy and to be able to contribute towards the construction of a garden that is full of meaning, not only for the school, but also for students and their families.”