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Vote now for our green fingered community garden!

posted 6 Nov 2017, 07:01 by Michele Colt   [ updated 8 Nov 2017, 03:05 by Web Admin ]
Richmond Park Academy design and technology teacher, Ms Hunter has big plans to turn a school garden space behind the school staff room into a school community allotment which would benefit students and the local community for years to come. The space already houses a chicken coop and RPA’s very own ex battery hens that came to the school as a result of another initiative that Ms Hunter fundraised for and delivered. She now wants to go one step further and needs votes for her Aviva Community Fund application to see the new garden take shape.   

Ms Hunter is enthusiastic about the variety of opportunities that the new garden will offer, “It has always worried me that young people do not know where their food comes from and their lack of basic skills to sustain themselves in a healthy way. I plan to involve local families in this project, provide learning outside of the classroom and even offer horticulture courses. This is on top of the fantastic produce that will continue to supply our food technology department and after school clubs.”

To be successful Ms Hunter needs all of your votes now! (You get 10!) So, please VOTE HERE. When you click through you will be asked to register in the right hand column. Register and then cast your votes!