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Roof Garden

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Roof Garden

Roof Garden

Robert Browning Primary School By Robert Browning Primary School

The aim of the project is to teach children about nature, cycle of recycling, where things come from. We want to make connections between goods we take for granted and raw materials.

Southwark Idea stage

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We have great space on the roof above the school kitchen especially designed for children. The view is amazing - you can see local East Street market beneath and bank buildings of the East London financial district in the distance. The space is not used as well as it could be because it needs investment. The project will focus on three areas: 1. To create small water pond. We would like to buy some water plants. Professional help will be required to assure the project will survive for a long time. 2. To acquire planters from the recycling centres nearby. Create sitting places from the pallets. Let children to plant vegetables, flower and herbs. 3. Purchase marked recycling bins for each floor in the school.

What we'll deliver:

  • Make small water pond
  • Plant herbs, vegetables, flowers in the planters
  • Recycling bins for each floor in the school

Why it's a great idea:

The school is located in one of the most deprived areas of central London. We have 300 children on roll and vast majority of them have no access to gardening. Many of our children do not leave the area, know nothing about farming, food or recycling. This project will teach our children about nature, how things grow, where things come from, how to care for nature and give them the opportunity to try it for themselves. The world of nature can be magical - smell of herbs, touch of flowers, sound of plants, taste of vegetables, etc. We want our children to realize they are part of something bigger. This is very important for the school and our children do not loose contact with the nature and spend more time outside rather than playing in the building.

Steps to get it done:

  • To gather all necessary resources
  • The work begins! (April-May. This is when children are involved)
  • Enjoy the sun! (June-July. Children come and see the fruit of their works)


Location Southwark

About the space

Custom Location


London Borough of Southwark

How will the money be spent?Total £1,241

professional gardener - 2 days (to design and work with children) - £300 (24%)
Recycle bins - £284 (23%)
Water pond plants - £150 (12%)
vegetable plants, herbs, flower plants - £150 (12%)
compost 40x50lts bags - £137 (11%)
gardening tools, protective equipment for children - £100 (8%)
Other - £120 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

professional gardener - 2 days (to design and work with children)
Recycle bins
Water pond plants
vegetable plants, herbs, flower plants
compost 40x50lts bags
gardening tools, protective equipment for children
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We will use extra funds for:
  • 1. planters in the school playground
  • 2. plant in the front of the school

Total £1,241

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