Following the success of the Woodland Wellbeing project at one of our partner schools, Sunnyfields Primary School, the Foundation have donated a number of gardening supplies to the school to help them continue to build on their community project.
The supplies will help the ‘Climate Crew’ continue to maintain their school community garden, alongside providing ongoing education about the environment.
Included in the donation were eight pairs of gardening gloves, three watering cans and three 100L bags of bark.
Mason, community coach for the Foundation, has worked on the Woodland Wellbeing project for the past year, helping the children within school to build their knowledge of the environment and improve their own skills outside of the classroom setting.
He said: “Delivering the Woodland Wellbeing project has been great. It’s something different we’ve been able to offer to the school, and have utilised the woodland setting that the school have created.
“We’ve worked on mental health, climate change, active maths and literacy lessons, to name a few. There’s been a huge difference in the engagement levels with the children, taking them out of their classroom environment, teaching them in a more unique way, something they don’t get to experience normally.
“The teachers approached me about gardening supplies, so I reached out to my manager in hope that we could donate some to the school. It’s going to make a big difference for the children, and will help us with our continued delivery too.”
Community Champion of Sunnyfields Primary School, Sarah Wortley, added: “We can’t thank Mason and the Foundation enough for donating these items to our school.
“It’s really going to help us get our garden back up and running. We’re planning to start growing fruit, veg and plants that’ll not only benefit our children but also the community.
“The aim is to have volunteers come and share knowledge with the children, alongside starting a small business for the children, that will include selling fruit and veg to families and the wider community.”
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