Our school is based in the town of Hayle in West Cornwall. Hayle has an amazing history, being regarded as the 'Silicon Valley' of Victorian England, although in our case it wasn't microchips and laptops it was massive industrial pumping engines, ropes and chains. Sadly, these days are long gone and the town is in a very sorry, deprived state with high child poverty and unemployment. As a school we do everything that we can to empower our children to help them believe that they can achieve anything in this modern world. We have won major national competitions for IT and many of our amazing movies and ideas can be found on YouTube where they have thousands of hits. Our most popular videos are health related and also designed to encourage people to take up sports. Last year was our centenary and we started to develop a centenary garden in a drab part of our school. We have planted a few fruit trees and it is our dream to have the children grow their own fruit and vegetables and use their produce to make healthy food. We would love to have some more fruit trees in this area and we would take very good care of them!
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.