A CENTRAL quadrangle at the Chase school in Malvern has been given a new lease of life thanks to a collaboration between a landscaper, staff and pupils.

Felicity Robinson of Landscapes Naturally, a company that specialises in school grounds, worked alongside the students in the planning of the upgrade.

She helped them though the process of analysing the space, proposing changes, developing the design, presentation of ideas to senior leadership and budgeting.

Student Dimitri Pribojac, who attended the project workshops consistently over the two-year project, said: "I have really enjoyed my time working on The Quad as it has helped me to develop my interest in landscape architecture and to have a positive impact on the school.”

Design and technology teacher Glesni Speake said: "It has been a real pleasure working with Felicity and the pupils on this project.

"The pupils have been fantastic, hardworking and innovative throughout and we have felt fully supported by Landscapes Naturally at all times.

" Having a real client for a design-and-make project has been beneficial to the pupils, and seeing their designs made into reality has inspired many of them to pursue design as a career. We, as a school, now look forward to using the space for many, many years."

Malvern Town Council have approved a bid for outdoor furniture for the space which is due to be installed over the February half-term, completing the project and making it available as an event space, A full launch is being planned for later in the year once the weather improves.