Chevening St Botolph's is a Church of England Primary School at the heart of the village community. We were recently graded Outstanding by Ofsted and are continuing to create irresistible and inspirational learning opportunities, for the children at our school, through developing their Christian values. Currently we grow our own vegetables, for example squashes, tomatoes, courgettes, lettuces and herbs. An orchard would enhance the choice of freshly grown produce, allowing us to create a school based farmers market, to serve our community. It is important for our children to understand where their food comes from as well as developing practical skills through care of the orchard. Our children are very excited by the prospect of using their own apples to create healthy dishes and witness the journey from tree to plate. As a Green Flag Eco-School we are endeavour to minimise our carbon footprint and this project will support this initiative.
We need you to help us raise £130 which will enable our school to have a pack of 10 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 13 people to pledge on £10 and recieve a discount on a Woodland Trust membership 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 10 fruit trees including four apples, two pear, two 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 I 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 20 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 trees are provided 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.