School’s new garden thanks to work of Prince’s Trust

Prince's Trust volunteers at work at Scotforth St Paul's School.
Prince's Trust volunteers at work at Scotforth St Paul's School.

A Lancaster primary school is benefiting from the hard work of local Prince’s Trust volunteers.

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service Prince’s Trust, Morecambe Team 39 have been undertaking a community project as part of the 12 week personal development programme.

The purpose of the project is ultimately to make a long lasting contribution to the local community whilst allowing team members to develop are range of transferable skills, including teamwork, communication, planning, problem solving and leadership.

The team chose to undertake their project at Scotforth St Paul’s Primary School following a request from the School and FOSSY (Friends of Scotforth School) for assistance.

The project involves redeveloping the woodland area, relaying the path and giving access to another green space to make a safer, child friendly area that will engage by both the schoolchildren and the wider community for play and learning.

All the materials and equipment for the project have been kindly donated or offered at reduced rates from a number of local businesses and organisations including Builders Supplies, Broadoak, Think Pink Skips, Wicks, Grahams and PADs.

Without their support and assistance the project would not have been possible.

The team has been working hard to ensure that the project is complete in time for the community project handover on October 31, in which Lancaster mayor Susie Charles will formally hand the project back to the school.

The Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service Princes Trust Team Programme is open to all young people aged 16-25 who are not in education, employment or training.

The programme is free to participants and offers an opportunity to enhance their employability skills whilst increasing confidence, motivation and focus by undertaking positive activities in the local community. For more details about the programme or to join, contact team leader Wendy Kirkbride on 07900 268708 or email