Students at Yeoman Park Academy have created a new artwork installation for the upper school’s garden with help from Derby-based builder, G F Tomlinson.

Four groups each chose a season of the year and painted, cut and glued to create big pieces of artwork that will be scanned and printed onto dibond. The weather-proof aluminium board will then be installed along the curved wall that borders the garden in the spring.

G F Tomlinson supplied the materials and will pay for the printing and installation. The construction company were first introduced to the academy through Futures – an initiative to connect private sector businesses with not-for-profit organisations.

Carol Wolstenholme, teacher at Yeoman Park, said: “We are working with G F Tomlinson to improve the outside space at the upper school and we also plan to develop the sensory garden at the main site in the summer. These activities are a good experience for all of our students to help them to work together as a team and with employers too. We are very grateful for the opportunity to work with Tomlinson on these projects.”

Craig Stopper, Regional Construction Framework Manager at G F Tomlinson, said: “We are extremely proud to be working with Yeoman Park Academy, utilising our skills and resources to rejuvenate their outside recreational area. We always strive to give back to the communities that we work in, and it is a pleasure to be involved in such a rewarding project.

We are looking forward to working with the Academy further and hope once complete, the area will enrich the lives of the students and provide a fresh, vibrant space for them to enjoy for many years to come.”