Ipswich: Students spruce up garden with their Ground Force-style project

Georgia Fox with daughters Jasmine (left) and Ellie (right) after students from Easton and Otley College completed a Groundforce-style makeover of her garden. Georgia Fox with daughters Jasmine (left) and Ellie (right) after students from Easton and Otley College completed a Groundforce-style makeover of her garden.

Monday, April 14, 2014
5:58 PM

A TV-style garden makeover gave an Ipswich mum the surprise of her life after students carried out £300 worth of improvements.

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Students and staff from Easton and Otley College who worked on the Groundforce-style project in Georgia Fox's garden.Students and staff from Easton and Otley College who worked on the Groundforce-style project in Georgia Fox's garden.

Georgia Fox praised the work done by pupils at Easton and Otley College after they spruced up area behind her house.

The students, who are all studying at the college’s Otley campus, are on The Prince’s Trust Team programme.

They were put in touch with Ms Fox by Ipswich-based charity Iceni.

The group raised the money for the work themselves which was used to create the Groundforce style project which took four days to complete.

After first clearing the garden of debris the students first formed a new patio with concrete slabs.

This was followed up with a re-turfing of some of the grass lawn.

And they also bought and installed a new garden gate.

Afterwards mother-of-four Ms Fox said: “The work that the students achieved was absolutely brilliant.

“I’m so pleased with what they have done. It’s a proper garden makeover.

“Normally you only see this kind of thing on TV.”

Cheryl Dozzell, programme area leader for The Prince’s Trust at Easton and Otley College, said: “We had two groups on our latest Prince’s Trust Team programme.

“They have worked on several different charity projects as part of their 12 week course.

“This one with Georgia was a real success and I would like to congratulate our students for their hard work and effort.”

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