During a visit in November '23 we discovered an unused grassy area that is up for grabs. We have made suggestions to the students and staff and we will hopefully decide on a design and can begin some serious fundraising. Ideally we would have at least £7000 to really make an impact. Below is what the site looks now and an example of a design.
In February '23, we planted 120 trees that will turn into a mini forest. We are hoping to add a pond, maybe a dead hedge and a hedgehog house to support the local population.
Total cost: about £800
A strip of bare soil could become a low-growing lavender hedge that should withstand drought and the occasional football. Cost: £200
Think & Do planted a wonderful native hedge along the fence. We are hoping to complement that by enriching part of the grass with wildflowers. A second area in the front could also become a wildflower meadow.
A strip between car park and basketball court could be turned from a boring evergreen shrub area into an orchard and wildflower meadow with the potential to add a herb garden or a pond. Total cost: £600
The existing tree could get companions in the form of cotoneaster - top-rated to improve air quality because of its superpowers to trap airborne particles. Cost for hedge, compost and ground planting ... approx: £400
Planting in the part of the school is fruitless and we are hoping the school could add some seating for the students.