St Augustines Catholic Primary School

St Augustines Catholic Primary School

Our aim is to plant an orchard where children and families can come together to celebrate nature and all its bounty. We want to create an area that will provide shade, beautiful surroundings and a tasty snack!

We did it!

On 18th Dec 2013 we successfully raised £175 of £130 target with 16 supporters in 28 days

I dont know about you, but one of my lasting and fondest childhood memories was visiting the pick your own fruit farms in the local area.  There was nothing more satisfying than spending a sunny day with my family choosing the ripest, juiciest fruits to put in my basket (and of course eating them as I went along!)  Now imagine, if you will, being able to do that in school with your child.  Together we could create such wonderful memories for our children and maybe even their children!  

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 and conserving nature.

It only takes 13 people to pledge £10!  As an incentive they will recieve a discount on a Woodland Trust membership.  Donating £25 will get you a free fruit and veg box delivered to your door, from Abel and Cole. 

Together we can achieve this!

We believe this project is so beneficial to all our pupils.  We will be able to educate them about sustainable and local produce.  In addition to this, by planting our own trees we will be able to do harvest and use 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.

Last year we planted 75 saplings, you can never have enough trees!

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 10 trees can make to our school. We can use the fruit in our canteen, cooking club and for playtime snacks.  In the longer term our aim is to create an allotment area in which we will grow other produce for use in school.  We aim to involve as many people as possible, children, parents and the wider community, in this venture as maintaining these area will take commitment and team work. 

Please support us and help our school start a sustainable project with real educational benefit.

Thank You

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.

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