Highfield is a special high school. Our students have moderate and severe learning difficulties and autism. We are in the process of setting up a sustainable enterprize system called 'Greenfingers'. The aim is to grow vegetables and fruit, which we will make into jams chutney's and baking products which we currently sell to staff, but aim to sell to parents and the community. The type of student at Highfield benifit greatly from life skills based activities and learning. Hoticulture and cooking are two activities which provide the practical stimulation for them. We need to increase our stock of friuting trees to give a larger number of students the opportunity to take part in these activities.
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 this projects exceeds their target, the excess will be passed to the school to use for other environmental projects, minus 5% Crowdfunder admin fee