College GardenSupported Learning students Jamal Junkere and Eriola Krasniqi water plants in the garden.

Students have created a stunning new garden at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL).

Construction and Supported Learning students have spent the past three months landscaping an area at the College’s Enfield Centre into a beautiful haven.

The garden features a stone centrepiece surrounded by eight troughs containing a plethora of plants with other shrubbery around the outside.

Construction students renovated and painted a shed, painted the plant troughs and also created three wooden benches and a table out of old pallets.

Supported Learning students have been busy weeding as well as planting, watering and tending to the various shrubs and vegetables in the garden.

Andi Durici, 18, who is studying a Construction Skills Diploma Level 1, said: “Making the benches and table was a good chance to put the skills we’d learnt into practice. It was good fun and I think they turned out really well.”

Supported Learning student Michael Ackah, 18, said: “We’ve been learning about health and safety in the workplace and the garden. We’re growing cabbage, carrots, leeks and beans, and take it in turns to look after them and water them each day.”

College GardenConstruction students Andi Durici, Daniel Meniru and Indrit Fsharri with the garden furniture they have made and shed they have renovated.

The garden will continue to be used by Supported Learning students, who all have some form of leaning difficulty, to learn and develop their skills.

Anita O’Sullivan, Curriculum Manager for Supported Learning, said: “The students have worked tremendously hard to transform what was just a derelict site into an absolutely fantastic and spectacular garden in just a couple of months.

“It will not only be used to help Supported Learning students, but also provide a lovely environment for staff and students at the College to enjoy.”

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