FOLLOWING their community action day this summer, Seaford College students are now out and about helping projects across the Midhurst and Petworth area on a regular basis.
At Petworth House, under the guidance of head gardener Gary Liddle, they are restoring a patch of land to its former glory as a traditional cottage and kitchen garden.
They have been clearing and digging, putting in a raised bed and membrane. They are now putting in fruit bushes and an apple tree, cultivated as an espalier, is going to be set against a wall. It will be open to the public when finished.
Students have also been working at Lavington Stud, at Graffham, cleaning tack, moving straw and helping out with the day to day running of a stud farm.
Recently, the college treated residents from the Rotherlea care home, at Petworth, to a junior school Christmas Concert and Christmas lunch.
Headmaster John Green said: “This is an important aspect for our pupils – to give something back to the community in which they live.
“It is an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, learn to work with others and appreciate the difference one can make.”