Henleaze Junior School Growing Project

by Henleaze Junior School in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

We did it
On 17th December 2021 we successfully raised £2,426 with 88 supporters in 28 days

We want to equip our children with the skills and resources to grow food, plant trees, nurture our nature zone and look after our planet.

by Henleaze Junior School in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we can reach £3,500, we will receive a further match fund of £1,500 from the M&S Energy Community Fund.  With the extra money, we will be able to create more seating areas for our children to sit down, breathe in the fresh air and have mindful moments whilst contemplating the wonders of our natural world. Please keep sharing our project and let's see if we can make it!

Here at Henleaze Junior School...

...we have created a Sustainable Living Plan with the help of our elected pupil Green Ambassadors, mini Greta Thunbergs all. We have already built some raised growing beds, created a new nature zone and begun learning about how to take action against climate change.

With your help, we now want to take the next step in bringing the plan to vibrant life...


Your donations will help us purchase gardening tools and other equipment like forks, spades, trowels, gardening gloves, wellies and kneeling mats, as well as seeds and bulbs for planting in beds and borders, and tree saplings for planting all around the edge of our playing field. This will create a wonderful woodland walk - and much-needed shade for those hot(ter) summers.

The children also want to put bird boxes, bat boxes, bird feeders and bug hotels in the nature zone, and grow a wildflower meadow to increase the biodiversity of our school site.

To make the project truly sustainable, we want to buy in some expert help to teach the children how to maintain the nature zone, tend to the raised bed and be 'wardens of the wood' we are going to plant. And then each year, our Green Ambassadors will train more children to take on the mantle of making our space greener and greener.

We want to grow a lasting love of nature, cultivate a sense of responsibility towards our planet and give our children the tools to care for the earth.

M&S has very kindly agreed to match the first £1,000 we raise so every pound you donate to our Growing Project will straightaway grow twice as big. Now that's what we call green-fingered!

Thank you for all your support!

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