We are a large sized Junior School in Derby. We have children ranged from 7 to 11 years old. Over the past few years, we have been fundraising to be able to renovate a small part of our school grounds so we could create a garden with twelve raised beds. In April 2013, this was achieved and the staff and students have been working together to produce a variety of produce.This has been used in our own run school kitchen and the children have also been selling it to their parents and carers to make money to become self sufficient. The children have taken a keen interest in growing their own food and learning about how different produce is grown. Our main goals for this area is to have enough produce grown and sold to become self sufficient and to provide the basic produce for our school kitchen. We would welcome any donations to help us achieve these goals. With this money we are hoping to purchase ten fruit trees, which will aid us in achieving our goals and give another aspect to our garden for the children to take care of. Many thanks for all at Ravensdale Junior School for taking the time to read about our future commitments.
We need you to help us raise £170 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.