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17 Jul 2019

Local primary school visit Television Centre gardens

Helios Forecourt Garden

Television Centre welcomed its latest visitors to the thriving community, Wormholt Primary School. The group of lively school children enjoyed a morning of action-packed fun and entertainment as they explored the grounds and discovered the flourishing gardens at the West London site. Developers Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo invited the nearby school for a visit in an attempt to demonstrate how green areas in cities are beneficial both to the local community and the environment.

On-site Head Gardener Simon Cummins, from Nurture Landscapes, organised an interactive programme for the children. The event began with an introductory discussion by Simon about the wildlife and vegetation present at the Television Centre, designed and chosen specifically to meet urban environment requirements. The group of eager students was next launched into the area to take a closer look. With a work booklet in hand, they set out to identify the various types of trees on-site and the qualities unique to each tree. The next task was to forage around the flowerbeds in order to identify and name any bugs and wildlife they encountered.

After a short break, the morning was brought to a close with a discussion led by Simon about the long-term sustainability of the area and the importance of protecting the local environment.