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Students Build WW1 Commemorative Garden at the Malvern Spring Festival

Since 30th April, student gardeners at President Kennedy School have been busy creating a commemorative garden at this year’s Malvern Spring Festival. The garden features a striking sandbag bunker, remembrance crosses donated by the Royal British Legion and gravestones engraved with student poetry.  Students filled 91 sandbags with gravel and listed each one into position to create the bunker. It was extremely hard work!

The Malvern Spring Festival runs from 8th-11th May please visit for more details.


Students covered a hay bale with more vegetables all planted in containers of the type likely to be used in war time; no plastic!! Red, white and blue flowers have been planted along the pathway leading through the garden. All the vegetables used have been grown in school including peas, broad beans, carrots, potatoes, some salad crops and some strawberries.

 We would like to thank the Royal British Legion for donating 100 remembrance crosses to the garden … and to Littlehurst Nursery and Garden Centre for donating a beautiful red acer tree.  Students decided to hang white doves of peace from the tree to symbolise hope and reconciliation.