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'A third of the world's food production depends on bees, i.e. every third spoonful of food depends on pollination. "ending hunger is everyone's responsibility". Milestone Academy pupils were asked by the SPR to do a video explaining what they think about the public realm. When judging the videos SPR and Concrete Wave loved the Viking class bee project so much that they want to make it a reality. Milestone will work with landscapers and garden centres to create a haven for pollinators by planting an array of wildflowers on the roundabout outside their gates. Milestone want to help the bees, through understanding the pollinators with the https://www.kent.gov.uk/environment-waste-and-planning/nature-and-biodiversity/pollinators/kents-plan-bee-pollinator-action-plan Working together from milestone Academy and Sevenoaks Public realm to Concrete Wave, we will engage the whole community to make this project a team effort and at the end of it sell honey at the local market.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
- Give Milestone Academy pupils the pride in their project coming to life - Give the pupils ownership with teachers and improve self confidence as they make a palpable difference to the local area and the pollinators - Enhance the public realm - Help the bee population - Help pollination process - Help food production - Improve the look of the roundabout and grass verge for local community - Give the students experience and understanding of the importance of pollinators through KCC Plan bee - Take the students through the whole process from helping the pollinators and improving the look of the roundabout through to making and selling a jar of honey. - Bring the community together - Give the students self belief and confidence
Steps to get it done:
Milestone Academy have inspired Roddy Hogarth and JD O'Brien to the point that we want to fundraise to give these kids a chance to deliver a truly exceptional project that is all developed and delivered primarily by them. Give the pupils the experience of working with garden centres and landscapers on the project so they see everything that happens and can make the decisions with teachers from the colour of lowers to the jars for the honey and everything in between.
About the space
Milestone Academy, the roundabout and grass verge
Kent County Council