Pupils from year 10 recently rolled up their sleeves, and got stuck in helping out with the hard work at Skanda Vale Hospice in Saron. The pupils were completing the Community Challenge element of their Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, and proudly rose to the challenge put in front of them. They were fortunate to have two fine days which enabled them to work in the tranquil sensory garden. The landscaped design elements split the garden into areas of water, light, sounds and smell. Some of the pupils also undertook some supervised housekeeping tasks indoors, in preparation for the patients’ stay. Skanda Vale offers respite hospice day care for palliative and cancer patients. The pupils found the experience very rewarding, and they should be proud of their hard work. They also visited the Skanda Vale community near Llanpumsaint, where they attended a service, met Valli the elephant and learnt more about the organisation and its work. Thank you to Brother Francis, all those at Skanda Vale and the pupils who made the two days a huge success.