Local people creating projects that make Southwark fantastic place to live, work and relax.
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:
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.
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About the space
London Borough of Southwark