Hard working students joined forces in a bid to bind their neighbourhood closer together.
A series of events kicked off with a litter pick at Laneside, which saw more than 30 young people take to the streets to clear rubbish off the streets.
The 16 and 17-year-old students are working towards their National Citizen Service certificate with the Accrington Stanley Community Trust which aims to improve their leadership, teamwork and communication skills.
As part of the scheme, the young people lent their skills to Lyndon House, a Hyndburn Homes sheltered scheme in Great Harwood, digging in to help prepare the raised beds for their new garden project.
The National Citizen Service students finished off their activities by planting new trees in the Fern Gore estate.
Elaine Embley, Hyndburn Homes community investment officer, said: “The students have been really fantastic showing great commitment throughout and the residents are extremely grateful. We chose to use bramley apple seedlings, so I’m sure that they will be baking lots of apple pies in Fern Gore.”