Staff from Barclays Premier Banking dig in at Horsford Junior School

Bankers have been doing some good by helping to transform a school's nature garden.

Staff from Barclays Premier Banking swapped suits for shovels and dug Horsford Church of England Junior School out of a hole after their wildlife area had become too overgrown for use.

The landscaping project involved the clearing of the overgrown vegetation and the laying of a bark path around the site, allowing staff and pupils better access around the site for study and recreational use.

As well as this, three picnic benches were built to provide an area for pupils to work while studying the area.

Barclays' Dale Buck said: 'This is an example of working closely with the local community to achieve something we hope this will make a real and lasting difference.

'We strive to strengthen local communities in which we live and work by supporting a range of causes from local schools to centres for older people.'

While a team worked outside in the occasional hail shower, a small team of bankers delivered money skills advice to pupils inside the school.

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