Brackenbury Primary School is initiating a 'greening the grey' project for its playground and fruit trees will offer edible green space, and provide much needed shade. Our ambitious plans include launching a Brackenbury Gets Growing initiative which includes growing fruit and veg, putting in more naturalised areas, quiet and sheltered seating areas, attracting more wildlife and expanding and enhancing our outdoor learning areas, and of course, offering gardening lessons to all the children.
We need you to help us raise £250 which will enable our school to have a pack of 20 fruit trees, which we can plant in our school grounds and teach all our pupils the importance of growing our own produce.
It only takes ten people to pledge on the Abel and Cole veg box to get us to our target and recieve trees to plant in the school. We can do this!
We believe this project is so beneficial to all our pupils, we will be able to educate on sustainable and local produce and by planting our own trees we will be able to do this with our very own produce. Just one pack will provide us with 20 fruit trees including 10 apple, five pear, three plum, one quince and one medlar. All trees are kindly donated by Otter Farm. The fruit trees are two years old and will fruit next year.
Our campaign is supported by Abel and Cole, The Woodland Trust and River Cottage, who are both kindly donating some amazing rewards.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said: “I find the idea that the next generation could be growing more fruit, eating more fruit and cooking their fruit in a much more creative way incredibly exciting. I want to do what we can to make that happen.”
With your help we can get all our pupils involved with a great project and show them how much benefit five trees can make to our school. We can use the fruit in our canteen and allow children to eat it during the school day. This also promotes healthy eating.
Please support us and help our school start a sustainable project with real educational benefit. All our trees are supplied by Otter Farm.
If we exceed our target, we will use all the extra funds for enviromental projects going on at the school, minus the 5% crowdfunder admin fee.