As part of the Great British Spring Clean – a nationwide campaign to reduce litter and improve the physical enviroment, the Merchant Square team partnered up with our on-site gardener’s Burley’s to transfer a space for the Westminster Academy.
Westminster Academy is an OFSTED outstanding business and enterprise academy, where pupils achieve above national average scores at GCSE. The school has approximately 1000 pupils on roll (including a sixth form). The school is located in Westminster North, one of the most deprived constituencies in the country, where 44% of children are living below the official poverty line.
As a team, we were able to transform a currently un-used grassed area adjacent to the main school building. The school were looking to use this area in the future for growing fruit, vegetables and plants with the students.
On Friday 29th March, Merchant Square and Burley’s transformed the space during the afternoon so the school were able to do this for their students.