Teens volunteer to spruce up Stowmarket academy for summer project

The interActive team who helped to improve a Stowmarket School. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The interActive team who helped to improve a Stowmarket School. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

A group of selfless teenagers from the Stowmarket and Ipswich area spent a week sprucing up a school which caters for children with emotional and behavioural problems.

The team of 15 students, who are taking part in National Citizen Service (NCS), decided to help the Olive AP Academy in Stowmarket as their project.

The group cleared the garden, weeded and did general up-keeping before painting the fence. They also painted tyres and used them as plant pots to give the garden some colour.

Inside the school, the teens took on tasks such as painting doors and display boards and tiding cupboards as well as general upkeep.

Helen Fortes, Olive AP Academy Suffolk Central headteacher, said: “We are delighted that NCS chose to visit our academy for one of their summer projects.

“It is fantastic to see local young people coming together to help our community. Their help in our gardens and building will leave a lasting impact. We are immensely grateful.”

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