Pupils help the community

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YOUNG people in the Boston area have been commended for their hard work volunteering for community projects at Witham Way Country Park.

A group of teenagers from schools in the area gave up time in their summer holidays to take part in the National Citizen Service – a government programme which looks to develop the skills and CVs of teenagers during school holidays.

The plucky group carried out work to improve areas of the park along with designing two information boards with pictures, wildlife facts and maps.

They also produced activity leaflets for primary school children and parents, to encourage their interest in nature and visiting the park.

A special presentation was made at Boston Borough Council where the young people got the chance to show the results of their work and the positive impact the service has had on them.

Group member Rohan Sant, from Boston Grammar School, said: “We went in as strangers and came out the best of friends.”

The group sang a song they had written about wildlife at the park, which was performed to primary school children.

Boston Mayor Coun Colin Brotherton said: “I’m grateful you’re doing what you’re doing and taking an interest in the environment. I’m extremely impressed with that you have done. You have achieved rather a lot in a short time and have given the children of Boston the opportunity to enjoy nature in the local area.”

Coun Yvonne Gunter, the council’s portfolio holder for leisure services, said: “You have done a wonderful job.”