A TEAM from Southern Water took time out from building a pumping station to spruce up a school’s garden.
Southern Water and contractor 4Delivery are building the pumping station in Stamshaw Park as part of a £20m scheme to reduce sewer flooding in Portsmouth.
The Harbour School @Stamshaw is next to the construction site and the project team helped to cut back grass and build pathways, borders and a vegetable patch, as well as lay new turf.
Subcontractor McHugh’s donated money for start-up plants and seeds.
The garden was opened by Lord Mayor Councillor Lynne Stagg, who presented the children with a gardening book.
Lynn Power, school manager, said: ‘You can’t imagine the difference this will make to the pupils.’