Ten year old Elizabeth George rallied her troops and got busy with the garden tools to perform a Ground-Force style makeover on the garden at Oakleigh House school.

Elizabeth, of Swansea, persuaded most of her Year 5 classmates, plus their teacher Mrs Ferriman, to turn up to sweep, dig and plant.

"The path that goes right round the school was completely covered in leaves. When we had cleared that we planted some flowers to attract butterflies and bees, including buddleia and geraniums. It was hard work but we still had a really good time", said Elizabeth.
The school garden was Elizabeth's first 'really wild' project after being chosen as Um Bongo Jungle Patrol ambassador for Wales by TV presenter Chris Packham. Along with seven other ambassadors all over the country, Elizabeth will help spread the message about our threatened wildlife and raise money for conservation here in the UK and abroad.

Elizabeth, who has already helped organise litter patrols and recycling projects, said: "We are lucky to live in a really beautiful place and I would hate it to be spoilt in any way. It's great to have a chance to do something more to help the threatened animals."

If you know of a wildlife project which you feel Elizabeth's Um Jungle Patrol team should get involved in, or have a great idea for fund-raising, write to: Um Jungle Patrol, 8 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. BN6 9TY.