Chapel Haddlesey Primary School need your help!!
The pupils and staff at Chapel Haddlesey Primary need your votes to help them win the top award of £4,000 for their Community Garden Project . They have been shortlisted to go up against two other local projects in the latest application round of the Tesco ‘Bags of help’ funding. The aim is of the project is to design and build a practical and sensory community garden that is sustainable for future generations of the school and community. The vision is for a safe and friendly environment for people of all ages to meet and work together, encouraging the community and our pupils to eat fresh produce and benefit physically from the exercise in preparing and maintaining the garden.
Mrs Nicola Hall, School Gardening Coordinator, commented: “We have earmarked an unused area of the school grounds and we hope to bring this back into active use by opening a community garden for all our pupils and the local community to enjoy. The area will include raised beds, accessible to all, to grow produce to sell to our community, flowers and shrubs to enjoy visually, a sensory herb garden, and seating to relax and chat. There will be an area for our Nursery children to dig and explore nature and the garden will be open to the Chatatots Baby and Toddler group that meet weekly at the adjacent village hall”.
Mrs Julie Marwood, School Business Manager, commented: “We’re really excited about our plans and hope the local and wider community support our project by posting the blue tokens in the slot for our school every time they shop at Tesco up to 31st October. We’re also appealing to local businesses who might be in a position to offer seeds, plants, compost, gardening tools or wooden seating to contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The photos show community members Kevin Hall, Alan Smith and School Gardening Coordinator, Nicola Hall.