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School and Community Walled Garden

(West Sussex)

The project will mean that an existing unused space can provide learning opportunities for pupils and a place for the community (in particular the local horticultural society) to grow produce to benefit the rest of the community. The children will be able to use the produce to create meals and develop real life maths in the process

Our goals:

  • To transform a derelict (and potentially dangerous) space into an area full of learning opportunities
  • To engage the children with the wider community by older generations sharing their expertise with the pupils and building a bridge between generations
  • To build connections between what we eat and where it comes from. Giving the children a real understanding of the time, effort and energy that goes into the food they (often) take for granted
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How we will achieve our goals

Being a small school with depleting budgets we simply don’t have the financial resource to make this happen. The pool has been derelict for three years and provides no educational benefit to the children of our small rural school despite being a large part of our grounds.

Where the money will go

The derelict pool currently is putting people off from attending the school, it costs money to keep it secure and this is money that should be benefiting the children. By turning the space into an area for learning it will attract children and keep the small village school alive. It will build links with the community.

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  1. Posted on August 17, 2017

    A great project on many levels. Small schools have huge community and educational value. Learning about our connections with the living world has never been more important.

  2. Posted on August 19, 2017

    Good luck!

  3. Posted on September 4, 2017

    The school has done so much in a year, producing excellent and exciting work.
    They are more than worthy of any support they can get.
    (Retired Primary School Teacher)

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