Memorial garden is now a fitting tribute

PUPILS paid tribute to their former PE teacher by helping to spruce up a memorial garden created in his honour.

Students at Dinnington High School worked with staff from building and maintenance firm Willmott Dixon to refurbish the Mark Lovett Memorial Garden.

A school spokesman said pupils Lauren Hill, Adam Fish, Josh Fish, Lee Heery, Sam Hill, TJ Barber, Shaydy Holland Gough, Will Smith, Leah Frew and Rheanna Allsopp should be thanked for their hard work.

Mr Lovett died after a heart attack days before his 55th birthday in December, 2012.

“It truly was a successful day as the memorial garden is now a fitting and lasting tribute to a very popular teacher who is still very much missed,” the spokesman added.

“As well as providing a fitting tribute to Mark Lovett, the project has also taught our students some valuable skills.

“The student volunteers had to show excellent communication skills to work as a team, a determination to work hard throughout the day and display technical gardening skills to a high standard.

 

“We look forward to working with Willmott Dixon again in the future and would also like to thank the parents of the school who continue to donate to the Mark Lovett Foundation for their fantastic contributions, which help to make excellent work like this possible.”

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