Pub garden transformed into petting zoo

Tony Bedwell, from Jewsons, Elaine Farr, from Tresham Collage, Duke of Edinburgh Award assessor Nicky Singleton and learning support assistant Debbie Forster at the petting zoo
Tony Bedwell, from Jewsons, Elaine Farr, from Tresham Collage, Duke of Edinburgh Award assessor Nicky Singleton and learning support assistant Debbie Forster at the petting zoo
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A pub beer garden in Wellingborough has been transformed into a children’s petting zoo.

The garden, at the Royal Oak in Doddington Road, was given a makeover as part of an operation between the pub’s workers and staff and students from Tresham Collage.

Building merchants Jewsons of Wellingborough also sponsored the scheme and supplied materials.

The animals came from Brook Farm Animal Sanctuary in Raunds.

Richard Abbott from the Royal Oak said the petting area was constructed by a group of students from Tresham College as part of their work towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

He said: “They constructed a petting area with the help of staff from the Royal Oak.

“They had materials supplied from Jewsons of Wellingborough, and we also had some hutches which were supplied by AJ Sectional Buildings in Wellingborough.

“The project was completed over a period of weeks as the students were only able to attend on Mondays.”