NOV 00] BALLINGERS NEWS
Garden Created In Memory Of Louisa
at a Leamington School are to create a garden in memory of a classmate
who died in a car accident last year.
Smith, a sixth former at Kingsley School, and three friends were
killed when their car went out of control and hit a tree at Marton
almost a year ago
her classmates are to ensure her memory lives on in a specially
created garden next to the sixth form centre at the school in
are currently planning the garden and two local companies have agreed
to lend their services to help create the oasis.
will be four areas to the garden, one of which will be specially
dedicated to Louisa's memory. It will include a water feature, plants
that attract butterflies, and a work of art made up of sponsored brass
Construction is giving two workers to the school for a week to
undertake the preparation work while Ballingers, the Leamington-based
building supplies company, is lending the knowledge of its landscape
expert and supplying the materials at a special rate.
Smith, Louisa's mother, said the garden would be a fitting tribute to
her daughter who was 18 when she died.
was quite astounded when I heard. It is a lovely gesture from
everyone involved and we are looking forward to seeing it develop.
school has asked for my thoughts and they are going to incorporate
several things which I mentioned, which is very pleasing.
has been talk of somehow incorporating a butterfly in the design
which would be lovely. There were two Red Admirals in the church at
Louisa's funeral and also a butterfly at a funeral of her friend Ben
who died with her in the accident.
hope is that it is a long-standing garden which is easy to cope with
and manage. We are very touched at the pupils' idea and it is
pleasing that Louisa lives on in their thoughts."
will start early in the new year and will be completed in the spring.
Greensmith, deputy head teacher, said the garden would not only be a
tribute to Louisa but also improve the school.
is currently a neglected area and is ideal for the project. The
girls are very enthusiastic and are looking forward to finalising
the plans and seeing them turn into a real garden.
are very grateful to DJL Construction and Ballingers for their help