25th March 2021

Axis Help Create a Brand-New Garden area for Treetops School in Essex

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Axis volunteers help Treetops school in Essex renovate their old garden area into one full of colour and life, for all their students to enjoy.

As part of a good will gesture Axis created a new garden area for Treetops School in Grays, Essex. Treetops School is a day special school for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 25 who experience moderate learning difficulties.

The project at Treetops School arose after a client asked for our assistance at their Post 19 provision. An education centre specialising in helping people aged 19-25 with severe learning disabilities. The centre educates these adults on a wide variety of topics and skills to help them integrate with the local community.

The school’s garden area was completely barren prior to Axis’ renovation of the site. The team helmed by Dean Richards, Account Manager, donated all of the materials, whilst our subcontractors supplied the labour free of charge. Over the 3-week project the team installed sleepers for benches around the edge of the garden, flower beds, vegetable patches, new fencing, seating areas and a newly turfed lawn.

Dean commented: The garden area was just a plain grassed area when we arrived. Now we hope it’ll be a lovely place for these young adults and their families to enjoy.

Gestures of good will like these are at the heart of Axis’ values. As a result Axis’ contribution has hopefully created an environment where the students of Treetops will feel relaxed and ready to learn.

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Laura Rice from Treetops School.

From start to finish the process was fantastic, and no job was too big! Dean worked really hard to deliver what was on my original plan for the space. The team were very hard working and were great with all of our young adults.

We’ve used the garden for yoga and picnics for the students. It has also become a memorial garden for both students and staff alike. We have over 400 students here at treetops with around 300 having one to one staffing so the garden is a fantastic space for the staff’s mental wellbeing. It’s great seeing our young adults develop their horticultural skills and looking after such a beautiful space’.

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