Accountants from Price Waterhouse Cooper put down their spreadsheets and picked up shovels as they helped clear a garden area at The South Leeds Academy last Friday (20 May 2016).
The project to transform the school’s garden area started when students worked with architect Tom Bellfield to prepare a new design. Clearing grass and weeds was a crucial job to allow new planters and paths to be set out.
Emily Potter from Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Leeds office explained that the company partners with schools up and down the country and that they had been working with The South Leeds Academy on various projects.
“It’s been very hard work, but a very good day” she said. “It’s great to get out of the office and work with the team on a different kind of project. It’s been a real bonding experience and good to give something back to the community.”
We will follow the development of the garden with interest as different groups of students work on bringing it to fruition.