Our ‘Be The Change’ programme tours the UK and highlights the importance of clean, happy community spaces and encourages, informs, inspires and empowers young people and the communities they represent to find positive solutions to the current litter crisis. This March 20th – 24th our tour reaches Birmingham.
The Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust (LLFT) believe education has an important role to play in encouraging interest in the aquatic environment. The hugely successful “Powan in the Classroom” has been introduced locally on a small scale and has given school students the chance to learn about a rare fish, the Read more [...]
We have recognised at Pilgrims’ Way that there is a missed opportunity to get our children learning more outside. We are lucky to have ample grounds which the children currently use for playtimes and PE however we want to develop an area which is unused and presently unloved. Our aim Read more [...]
I am running a Green Space Friendly Projects in West Ham Park. The aim of the project is to get local primary school children and teachers learning outside by adapting existing lessons plans for use in an outdoor setting. From Physics experiments in the playground, creative writing in the wildlife gardens Read more [...]
We were fortunate to secure a grant from the Greggs Foundation and we are going to use this to develop out door learning by digging out our raised bed and use this space to grow vegetables, build some more raised beds and grow more varieties of veg and herbs. We are Read more [...]
We have a small Vegetable Patch and a Green House which is just outside of our open plan class rooms. The area is well used as a teaching resource, linked to preparation for work, healthy eating and independent living. The students grow a variety of vegetables and fruit. This is Read more [...]
To expand our oversubscribed school gardening club allowing more children the opportunity to develop their knowledge and enjoyment of the local environment and ecology through hands-on, muddy experiences. Working with these children to increase biodiversity and reduce the carbon footprint at our school through a range of eco-activities! This project Read more [...]
THIS FUND HAS NOW CLOSED School Food Matters has partnered with Whole Kids Foundation to provide School Garden Grants for schools in the two Food Flagship boroughs of Lambeth and Croydon. Whole Kids Foundation is offering a total of £30,000 in small grants of up to £2,000 to schools to Read more [...]
The Greggs Foundation Grant fund is helping School Food Matters to improve the green spaces in schools across London. We will offer 10 of our member schools a troubleshooting visit from an expert horticulturist to give practical advice about developing or revitalising the food garden in their school playground. These sessions Read more [...]
We’re looking to establish a sensory garden in our playground with the aim of providing not only an outdoor learning space for all our pupils but also an engaging environment for pupils with additional needs.
This exciting new project will create a living outdoor learning space for students with special needs and disabilities. It will improve the physical environment by transforming it into a meaningful learning area. The improved physical environment will improve the lives of disadvantaged children through Horticulture education, creating a lasting legacy.
We wish to take our ethos beyond our school gates and involve the community in our projects. Children will learn life skills and local people will demonstrate their skills and knowledge The project will be sustainable as the monies made from selling produce will support the project into the Read more [...]
With this funding we will be creating a peaceful wildlife garden and vegetable plot within a small woodland area for our children, families and the whole community to enjoy.
The Staff and children at West Walker Primary school are beginning to transform their overgrown school garden. In the last six months, two large skips have been filled with weeds, broken trenches, plant pots and old tyres. This work would not have been possible without the help of West Walker Read more [...]
Creation and development of an eco garden to include: A green house constructed from recycled plastic bottles. Water butt and drain piping system. A compost bin to recycle school waste. A vegetable plot using recycled and reclaimed items. Wildflowers to attract butterflies, bees and birds. Bug hotels to attract beneficial Read more [...]
Students are designing with the help of the RHS Green Plan It challenge their own school garden. They will build this with the help of the local community. The space will reflect the diversity or our school with the theme of sustainability and recycling. The Greggs foundation grant is financing Read more [...]
We are creating a large vegetable garden within our grounds for the whole school to use. Our children will learn how to prepare the soil, grow from seed, nurture young plants, then how to harvest and prepare produce for eating. A gardening club is being created to help plan and Read more [...]
We are using our Greggs grant to begin and develop our new allotment area. We are buying tools, seeds etc to support the children’s work.
To restore our pond and woodlands area’s. Making these a safe and enjoyable outside learning resource for our children.
Helping Highfield School Ely Bloom Highfield School Ely supports children and young people aged 2 to 19 with special educational needs. The school building has recently been modernised and extended to better meet the needs of its learners. A result of this building work has been a boggy, muddy, weedy Read more [...]
We are redeveloping our quadrangle. We want to make a relaxing area for children, staff and parents wellbeing. We hope to change what is at the moment an unruly eco space into a sensory, relaxing eco garden.
Forest School project held at Glebefields Primary School for Glebefields students
We are looking to turn a dis-used space into a sustainable vegetable and fruit garden, whilst also supplying the local people with the produce grown through a business enterprise project within the local community.
Expressive, creative and innovative learning, bringing the great outdoors to life. The Greggs Foundation Grant will be put towards the cost of helping to develop an extremely poor, unattractive and dangerous piece of land in to an extremely valuable and exciting tool for learning.
Forest School is much more than children playing outside. It is an opportunity for them to learn and develop many skills in a less structured and more natural environment which suits all individual learning styles. In our project we maintain and develop a woodland site which is the outdoor space Read more [...]
We are the Friends of the School and we work to promote the school, raise funds and increase and encourage a range of activities and facilities at the school to benefit all of the children that attend the school and our local community. We are based in the rural village of Llanbedr in Powys Read more [...]
The Ridge Academy has small quad area of school that has not been developed into a useful space as of yet. With the money from the Greggs Foundation we plan to develop an outdoor learning space. This will include the following: Raised beds Covered sandpit Pond This will be used Read more [...]
Calderwood Primary School has extensive grounds around the school building which is very basic in layout and also very old and tired. It was recognised that there was an opportunity to create something unique that would enhance the childrens experience at school and after school. The school plans to make Read more [...]
Our primary school is situated in a neighbourhood that is very socially and culturally mixed. Although there are abundant green spaces, many of our children do not get to explore or play in them. Many come to our school with a poor understanding of where food comes from and suffer Read more [...]
North Beckton Primary school is on a mission to obtain a Biodome for our school and the local community. Project Dirt and CEB Global volunteers helped part one of the project come true!
In June 2015, a new urban farm opened its gates in Lambeth, a stones throw from Londons South Bank. The result of a partnership between Oasis Hub Waterloo and educational charity Jamies Farm, the Oasis Farm Waterloo aims to become a thriving community resource for Lambeth and Southwark, offering workshops Read more [...]
We will be working with two schools to clean and develop the local area.
We are an after-school gardening club with year5/6/7 pupils and ex-pupils of Green Lane Academy. From this we have diversified and extended into a wildlife club, looking at the grounds of the school and how it can be improved to give nurture to the local wildlife. As we are a Read more [...]
Eleanor Palmer is one of the last schools to be benefiting from the Solar Schools programme and is planning on installing a 120 panel, 30kwp system to its main roof, saving around 15 tonnes of CO2 per year! This SOLAR SCHOOLS SCHEME will provide: An excellent, hands-on opportunity for the Read more [...]
Therapeutic provision for young people with emotional difficulties.
At Swiss Cottage School, we are committed to working with our learners to ensure that they develop lifeskills. Our special education needs learners aged 2-19 do not follow the traditional curriculum (ie, no GCSE accreditation) or the p-scale. We have developed our own curriculum for children with moderate learning difficulties. Read more [...]
Elsley Primary school is a large,popular school in Wembley – close to the iconic stadium. Our school is situated in a quiet residential setting, at the end of a large playing field and away from the busy roads and London pollution.We are proud of our staff and children’s diverse backgrounds, Read more [...]
This is a small 2.2 x 2.7m hut being built by volunteers on the Highgate Primary school allotment. The frame is roundwood ash, being built in the style of Ben Law. The walls will be wattle and daub plus bottles, the roof will be oak shingles. We have nearly finished Read more [...]
The Charter Forest School Community Project is a project I have been working on since November 2014. I wanted to find out where I could help out in my local community and started attending Canley Stakeholder Committee meetings where the idea for the Forest School came to light. Charter Primary Read more [...]
The Oasis Academy John Williams Peace Garden was started during the London Olympics (2012) in a bid to bring pupils of the academy and members of the wider community together. Previous to this, there had been growing animosity growing between the two groups so the garden was started in a Read more [...]
Join the Upton Park Waste Busters to take pride in our community and clean the streets surrounding Elmhurst Primary School! Waste and fly-tipping have become a huge problem in the area. We call on students, parents, residents and local business people to help us make a change and show that we care for our Read more [...]
Can you help Islington’s Robert Blair Primary School go solar??? The national Solar Schools initiative is putting clean energy in classrooms all over the country. Schools set a fundraising target for their very own solar roof, then everyone chips in to help make it happen. It’s a chance for pupils, parents, local Read more [...]
We are a group of passionate students, parents and ex-parents wanting to do our part to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Our school, Camden School for Girls, is doing essential roof works this summer and we’re trying to raise £45000 to install a 30kw array of solar panels at the same Read more [...]
A network for Camden schools to share environmental education and energy saving ideas and resources. Join if you are: a teacher or TA, curriculum lead, bursar or business manager, site officer or premises manager, governor or senior leader, Eco Schools lead, etc. representing a school of any type located in Read more [...]
Dear fellow Climate Crusaders, We are Camden School for Girls Green Club; a group of passionate sixth-form students interested in green issues. Our recent focus has been to try and make our school run on clean, green energy. We aim to do this through installing solar panels on our school Read more [...]
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/john-kearns-sch… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jkNWHznZYI The John Kearns School of Log Building is a new school providing comprehensive courses in log building, hand hewing and other forms of traditional carpentry in a stunning woodland in mid-Wales. We want to bring a new dimension to UK forestry, timber construction, the rural economy, and skills Read more [...]
Charity School Food Matters has teamed up for a second year with The Edible Garden Show 2015 and devised a competition for all schools in London and the Home Counties. Grow your own lunch challenges schools to create two recipes for a delicious two-course lunch and to consider how key Read more [...]
Our small Primary School and Community Centre in Elphinstone shares a playground with stunning views out over the hills. However, there had never been any permanent play equipment for the kids so Elphinstone Primary School Parent Council decided to do something about this! We wanted to install a Trim Trail Read more [...]
Forest School sessions for nursery, home schooled, primary schools or families. These can be tailored to individual needs and interests or linked to the curriculum. Usually taking place in school grounds, these sessions typically include activities such as: team games, den and shelter building, natural artwork, story telling, music making Read more [...]