Animal management students breathed new life into a community park with the planting of several donated trees.

The hard-working youngsters got their hands dirty at the Lower Lines Park in Gillingham – next to MidKent College’s Medway Campus.

Open to the public since 2010, the former Ministry of Defence land is managed by the Lower Lines Trust in partnership with the local community.

The plants, which were a mix of cherry trees and Field Maple, were donated by local contractors Hortech.

Park manager Kevin Woolford said: “This is the biggest classroom the animal management students have available at the end of the day. It’s a fantastic resource.”

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