When will you be able to start your project? This month.
How often will your team meet? Initially we will meet regularly, including also the school council to ensure that pupil voice is at the centre of what we are doing.
Are there any key dates to share for the project? Hopefully 24th November for the initial round of planting.
Planter planting designs, £30 per planter
Additional wooden planters, £TBC
Ongoing support from Growing Spaces, £50 an hour
How will your community benefit from this project?
This is a school with very limited outdoor space so the chance to add some life to the space through planting will be a big benefit to everyone. Children, staff and parents use the space all day everyday during term time.
The wider community will benefit because the school playground faces two busy streets so the public will see the space everytime they walk past.
Do you have any measurable goals for your project, such as the number of people that will participate? Are you hoping to spread knowledge or increase interest in a specific subject?
We have 282 pupils and their parents plus 68 staff. There are 5 staff involved in the project team and the school council which comprises 12 pupils. We plan to work with Growing Spaces which is a local community interest company, they have told us that by being involved with them we will be able to showcase our space across the whole borough where we are based (RBKC).
If your project requires physical space, have you decided the location? Do you have all necessary permission and permits to carry out your project at the chosen location?
The space is our school playground which we own.
Please answer the questions below as much as you can.
Growing Space will review the information you provide before your kickstart call.
This will help save time and get you started straight on your project once you receive your seed funding!
Age group of those involved in the project: Pupils from nursery to year 6, plus parents and staff.
Number of children/adults the project will benefit: 282.
Future activities: describe the activities you aim to run in the future with your Wild Space (for example: forest school, outdoor clubs, foraging, etc.): Once the garden is up and running we will be introducing a gardening club which will be an extra curricular activity that pupils can sign up to.
Material/trees: what trees/structure(s) or features do you already have in site? (if none, just answer 'none'): the playground is fenced all around by Ivy and there are a series of protected trees around the perimeter also. Currently there is very little greenery actually in the playground though.
Does your site have water access? yes
Please confirm in one sentence that you have permission from a manager or landlord (of the building or head of a school (as necessary) saying that they are happy to make the improvement of their outdoor space and let you lead the project. Yes, as bursar of Glendower Prep, I am on the senior leadership team, so the project has full management backing.
What are the exact measurements/size of the proposed space for your My Mini Wild Space? 220 m2
What time of the day does the space get the most sun and for how long? The space is south facing so gets a lot of sun when it is shining.