STUDENTS at St Edmund’s Catholic School have built their own greenhouse – out of willows and hazel.
The unusual structure took four and a half days to make, with the help of a team from the University of Portsmouth.
The greenhouse is made out of hazel, which provides a strong frame, and willow which is woven inside and has a plastic sheet all around.
As the willow grows, it will provide a natural screen for the plants growing inside in the hot summer months.
Charlotte Taylor, director of specialism, said: ‘The level of enthusiasm of the students has been fantastic.
‘Considering we don’t teach woodwork it’s impressive to see what a good job they did.
‘The great thing about this greenhouse is that it will feed into lots of different subjects like home economics, science and even art for still life.’