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Project Search Herb Garden

Our Supported Interns, who are working with Hillingdon Civic Centre have come together to build their very own herb garden. At the start of the year, our interns got together to think of various projects that they could do to make their mark here at the Civic Centre. A project in which they could “give back” to the business as a little thank you for the employment opportunities.
After much discussion, interns came up with the herb garden project. The proposal was put forward to Stuart Smith the Partnership Manager and also brought before the previous Mayor: Teji Barnes who gave the project her full support and backing.

After a vote on which herbs to use, students decided that they would have a Bayleaf Tree as our centre piece and also some coriander, curry leaf, pineapple sage, chocolate mint, camomile, basil, rosemary, garden mint and lavender.
The Rural Activities Garden Centre kindly donated the plants for the project, so big thank you to them!
Linda, Project Search Tutor said “all the interns were super excited to finally get to work on their herb garden project and are really please that their project has come to life. It is great to walk past and see it every day as they come to work. On the day of planting, we had unexpected requests from members of the public asking if the herbs were for sale. It truly is a project whose sight and fragrance will be enjoyed by everyone who visits the Hillingdon civic centre.”

Outcomes for learners are outstanding, teaching, learning and assessment are excellent and the extremely diverse programmes that meet learners’ individual needs, interests and aspirations, prepare them very well for life after College.
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