VANTAGE Toyota Preston, part of Vantage Motor Group, has partnered with a local school to fund the construction of a community garden and growing area.
Vantage is donating £2,000 through the ‘Toyota Fund for a Better Tomorrow’ initiative that allows dealers to apply for a grant to support community projects which focus on education, road safety and the environment.
Pupils and teachers will redevelop a 40 square metre area at the front of Leyland Methodist Junior School to create a safe and secure learning environment for pupils and a pleasant green space for the wider community to use.
Pupils will have responsibility for the site which will be used by the school’s eco club to grow vegetables and plants for use in school and the local Leyland Methodist Church. They will also take part in regular workshops run by the Wildlife Trust and the project will encourage interaction between the school and adults in the area with learning difficulties. It will also allow many community groups to use the outdoor environment.
Simon Robinson, sales manager at Vantage Toyota Preston, on the right in our picture, said: ‘Both Vantage and I take great pleasure in being able to help Leyland Methodist School realise its vision of creating a multifunctional outdoor space for its pupils and the community.
‘This project stood out to Vantage due to its focus on engaging local groups and creating a sustainable learning environment for all. We hope the example being set at Leyland will act as a positive model for others to follow.’
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