VIDEO: Green-fingered volunteers create vegetable patch for Kettering school

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A team of volunteers have transformed a waste area at a Kettering school into a vegetable patch.

Thirteen youngsters from the Prince’s Trust programme have spent the last two weeks renovating the space at Grange Primary Academy in Dorothy Road.

Volunteers from the Prince's Trust have created a new vegetable patch for children at Grange Primary Academy in Dorothy Road, Kettering. Also pictured are Mark Williams from the Prince's Trust and Anya McCrory and Clive Ely from construction company Bam

Volunteers from the Prince's Trust have created a new vegetable patch for children at Grange Primary Academy in Dorothy Road, Kettering. Also pictured are Mark Williams from the Prince's Trust and Anya McCrory and Clive Ely from construction company Bam

They have planted a number of different types of vegetable, as well as building a new fence, installing benches and crafting tyres into giant flowerpots.

A system has also been put in place to collect rainwater in order to use for the vegetable patch’s hoses.

Neil Aiken, headteacher of Grange Primary Academy, paid tribute to the work of the volunteers.

He added: “I am in total awe of the time, effort and commitment these guys have put in to renovating this area. The results are stunning.

Volunteers from the Prince's Trust have created a new vegetable patch for children at Grange Primary Academy in Dorothy Road, Kettering

Volunteers from the Prince's Trust have created a new vegetable patch for children at Grange Primary Academy in Dorothy Road, Kettering

“It’s great for the children to be able to learn about growing vegetables from seeds. I am absolutely delighted.”

Mr Aiken also thanked local companies and organisations – including construction firm Bam, Bosworth’s of Burton Latimer and the Green Patch – which had donated items and equipment for use in the project.

One of the trust team members, Charlotte Downing, said: “We’ve been here in every sort of weather, even in thunder and lightning.”

Anya McCrory, from Bam, said: “It’s amazing. I can’t believe how much work they’ve put in to it.”

The 13 Prince’s Trust team members are Abouy Abdull, Jamie Alden, John Bindley, Jack Burrough, Charlotte Downing, Anthony Farrow, Carl Lindsay, Hadde Nakawesi, Lukiya Nalumu, William Perry, Jordon Pinney, Eran Robinson and Henri Wall.