A MEMORIAL garden is being transformed by green-fingered school pupils.
Volunteers at Rastrick High School have started work on re-doing the memorial garden to former student Katie Paine.
Katie died of meningitis 10 years ago while she was a pupil at the school.
Pupils wanted to give the garden a make-over and add a ‘forget me not’ area for other pupils who have sadly passed away.
So a group of young volunteers have been learning more about pots and plants.
They are about to start work after speaking to gardening experts.
Teacher Peta Godfrey said: “Kids don’t often have a chance to get their hands dirty these days, which is why I think this is a great way of not only enhancing the school environment but showing them what fun they can have in the garden.
“They might start off a bit reluctant, but they end up really enjoying doing things like planting bulbs, digging in compost and pushing wheelbarrows.”
Volunteers visited Armitage’s Garden Centre in Birchencliffe, where they spent time with staff and picked plants for the memorial garden.
Garden centre manager Andrew Tyers said: “It is great to see the children from Rastrick High have such initiative and passion for restoring the garden.
“We’re very happy to be able to help and hope that the planting advice and tour of the centre will be invaluable to the project.”