Pupils from Catmose College in Oakham saw their artistic vision become reality as a garden they designed at a housing development was unveiled.
Six teenagers from the school answered a design brief set by Bellway for the garden opposite its showhome at the new Huntsmans Drive development next to the school.
Year 9 pupils Caitlyn Palmer, Benjamins Krumins, Eleanor Bland, India Hunnikin, Christian Wetherill and Toby Carter took part in the project. Their design featured a horseshoe-shaped pavement, a bench, a birdbath and herb garden.
Caitlyn said: “Designing the garden was an experience I never thought I would ever have. Seeing our design come to life was a great feeling.”
India Hunnikin, who drew the final design for the garden, said: “It was a great opportunity and I am very glad that I had the chance to take part in designing a garden to be proud of.”
Catmose College opened its new premises in Huntsmans Drive in 2009 when the government-funded Big Build project was completed.
Bellway sales manager, Jane Yolland, said: “The Catmose College students came up with a fantastic response to our brief.
“It was a pleasure to welcome them to the development when we unveiled the garden. They are a real credit to the school and were so pleased to see how our landscaping team had turned their design into a living garden.
“We’re always keen to involve the local community in our developments and we are already planning more ways to work in partnership with Catmose College.”