Bishop Road are getting Green Fingered!May 4th, 2016
Bishop Road Primary School are embarking on ambitious plans to improve their outdoor spaces by creating a nature garden, allotment classroom, orchard and wildflower area. The school is one of the largest in the south west in an urban environment surrounded by terraced houses; although play structures are installed in the large playgrounds the PTFA hope to create spaces that are green and growing.
Parents and teachers have already helped to start create the allotment classroom, which has seven raised beds, one for every year in the school. Hills group donated 10 tonnes of organic compost that was then moved into the beds by a team of volunteers from the Good Gym. Locally, Pete Clee, from Golden Hill Community Garden assisted with the construction. Also the Orchard and Wildflower area is beginning to take shape with a variety of fruit trees having been planted by the children. In the near future wildflowers will be sown and hedgerows planted.
Mr Kieboom (Teacher) said, “These green spaces will be invaluable for teaching children the value and importance of nature. Hopefully it will inspire the next generation to preserve and protect our planet.”
To help raise funds for these projects the PTFA is about to launch a crowd funding campaign with Crowdfunder and Bristol Green Capital Partnership. This is part of a city-wide #betterbristol campaign to help make the city a greener place. They hope to raise £2,500 for sensory planting, garden structures, tools, equipment and other resources. They will be offering a selection of rewards for those that pledge on the Crowdfunder website including Bishop Road School Jute Bags with a design from a competition winner and other rewards kindly donated by local businesses.
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