College student and budding gardener Elliott, has transformed the garden at The Hub into a rainbow of colour this Spring.

The Hub supports students who may find it difficult to engage with education in a traditional classroom setting. The Hub’s garden is a quiet space where students can go to relax as a reward for positive behaviour. Elliott is one of the students who has benefitted from the positive behaviour methodology.

Whilst at the Hub, Elliott has developed a passion for gardening. Prior to his arrival, the Hub’s garden was overgrown and untidy. Alongside Hub staff, Elliott has now transformed the garden into an oasis of flowers and vegetables for all students to enjoy. With Elliott’s positive attitude to education he now spends hours putting his green-fingers to work.

Elliott has planted Salome, Fortune and Narcissus Daffodils and blue, pink and grape Hyacinths, and is now enjoying seeing the successful results of his hard work. The garden is a picture of colour at The Hub.

Kate Whitney-Morris, College Positive Engagement Officer, said: “There are currently lots of flowering plants thanks to Elliott and they look wonderful.”

As well as managing the garden, Elliott also plans and budgets for new garden projects. This prompted him to start fundraising for the Hub garden by baking cakes and selling crafts. Hearing of Elliott’s story, a supporter of the Deaf Academy has previously kindly donated the funds to buy the shed to help him store tools and equipment.

If you’d like to know more about how your donations can help support our students please contact our Fundraising Team on 01392 627019.