In a heartwarming display of community spirit, the local young persons’ allotment group recently presented a beautifully crafted planter to the Blackhill Bowling Club in celebration of their centenary. The thoughtful gesture not only marks a significant milestone for the bowling club but also highlights the collaborative efforts of the community’s younger generation.

Crafted at Derwentside College with the invaluable support of the joinery department, the planter showcases the talent and dedication of the budding artisans within the allotment group. Adorned with vibrant decorations and filled with carefully chosen plants, the planter serves as a token of gratitude to the bowling club for generously opening up their green space for the group’s use.

The Derwentside College sessions played a pivotal role in shaping these young individuals’ experiences, providing them with access to college facilities where they honed their skills in creating bird boxes and planters. These handcrafted items find a home at the allotment the group tends to on a weekly basis, creating a tangible connection between education and community engagement.

As a testament to their commitment to the outdoors, these experiences have propelled the young people towards achieving the prestigious John Muir Award. This award not only recognizes their efforts but also underscores the importance of fostering a love for nature and environmental stewardship.

The youth group extends their heartfelt gratitude to the members of the Blackfyne Allotment and the broader local community for their unwavering support. It is through such collaborations that the true spirit of community shines, and these young individuals are thriving, thanks to the encouragement and backing of their community.

In a time where community connections matter more than ever, this gesture serves as a reminder of the positive impact that can be achieved when different generations come together, working hand in hand for the betterment of the community.


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