Criminal damage is a common problem for many schools and Mirfield Free Grammar School was a recent victim when a young person who we shall call “Kyle” picked up and threw a wooden planter causing irreparable damage to it.
After being given a three month ‘Reparation Order’ at Dewsbury Youth Court, Kyle attended a number of weekend sessions at the National Childrens Centre in Huddersfield. Working there in the wood workshop, Kyle produced a brand new planter from scratch. He then went to the YOT’s own allotment plot where it was filled with soil and plants.
Since then the planter has been presented to the school and the picture below shows it in situ.