STUDENTS on the Independent Living course at Yale College have been helping to keep Wrexham Fire Station’s front garden looking its best.
Ian Williams, county operations Manager for Wrexham, approached Yale College after visiting a fire station in Manchester who used the skills of local students to keep the gardens of their base looking neat and tidy.
Ian said: “We felt this was a great opportunity to work with Yale College and give their students practical experience. It is a great help for us, as it keeps the station looking tidy, and it also gives us the opportunity to talk to the students about fire safety and teach them all about how to keep safe from fires in their home.”
Mark Evans, tutor and co-ordinator, added: “We are very grateful to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service for approaching us, and the students have thoroughly enjoyed the time spent at the station so far.
“We hope to really get to work on the garden and have it flowering by spring. This project provides the ideal opportunity to interact with new people and undertake practical tasks, which is key to the development of these students.”