OVERGROWN land has been transformed into a flourishing allotment, thanks to a team of volunteers.

Teenagers in the post 16 Apollo class at Hebden Green School in Winsford are celebrating after the completion of an 18-month environmental project.

Pupil Max Retford's gran Val Lithgow and her husband Rod have been working hard to remove undergrowth to clear space for the new fruit and vegetable garden. They also bought additional resources to make sure the project could be finished.

Businesses have rallied round to support the venture.

Cheshire Sheds from Winsford provided an expensive potting shed for minimal cost and installed it free of charge.

Local company Enterprise supported the school's grant request to make the project possible.

The newly created space has now become an allotment for pupils of all ages from foundation stage to post 16 to use.

Teacher Faye Bye said: "We are incredibly proud of our finished school allotment. It's amazing what can be achieved when you work together.

"We are grateful for the help and support given by Val and Rod Lithgow, Cheshire Sheds, Barry Smith at Enterprise and our friends from Greggs the bakers.

"The allotment will help children of all ages learn about growing foods, caring for the environment, horticulture and sustainability over many years to come."