DISABLED youngsters have celebrated finishing work experience which has seen them have a go at landscape gardening and block paving.

Billericay based charity Disability Inclusion Society called on support from 13 pupils at Endeavour School, a special needs school in Brentwood, to carry out the work across south Essex.

Richard Orchard-Rowe, charity director, said he is delighted with how the two week project went – and highlighted the charity’s relationship with the school.

He said: “It was very positive, and we have had a long standing relationship with Endeavour over a number of years.

“The pupil worked really well with our 16 clients and it comes as part of our wider work in the community.”

DIS was founded by Terry and Elaine Orchard, and is a not-for-profit organisation formed to support people with learning disabilities.

The pair have both worked at a special needs school and formed the charity fearing a lack of opportunities for pupils when leaving education.

It launched in April 2012, and works both in the community and at the centre itself “to break down the invisible barriers” between the able-bodied and disabled communities. For more information, visit dis4u.co.uk