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Allotment Project update

Dear all volunteers,

Our Allotment Project at the moment...

Allotment project June 18 (11)

Hope you have had a great week. Thank you very much again to those who were free and able to help out at the Food Festival. We made £100 from Helen's chutney and we made some sound community links for our project! A couple of photographs of the day on the left!

Just sending you through the 'plan of action' for the week ahead. It is, as it always is, a rough guide of what will be happening this week. Always open to suggestions at anytime or on the day; this goes without saying! Science teachers! You will see that I have add a column for you, but I fully understand that you have your own plans with Science Club. Nonetheless, I will always put something in this box every week and you can make the decision to come along or not, but, if possible, please do just let me know!

Allotment project June 18 (10)

Other things...

  • I think it might be wise to hold a general meeting soon and I would like to suggest Tuesday 19th June (4-5). There is lot going on at the Allotment Project and I think it would be good to come together to celebrate our success this year so far and listen to each other in regards to the plan for the rest of the year. If you receive this email then you are certainly invited to come along! Do let me know if you would like to come so I can gather whether to go ahead with this date or not. Hope it gives people plenty of time!
  • Louis/Harry/Lilly have been making a film about the Allotment Project, this could be ready in time for the meeting, but we will have to see!
  • The people form the Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards will be giving us £500 soon (I hope) and, unless anyone disagrees, I would like to suggest putting this all toward the 'eco-building' (please see recent photograph attached!). Also, they will be sending a videographer to make their own film of the Allotment Project on 12th June.
  • We have hit a slight issue with giving our eggs to the school canteen (private caterers Edwards & Blake) in regards to have the chickens tested for things like salmonella. This is extremely frustrating, but understandable. Very differing world in rural Uganda I can tell you! I am working on a solution and a plan of action. Any words of wisdom/advice is of course welcome. We can still sell them at market, but, respecting the ethos and primary objective of the Project, we need to get children/young people collecting these eggs so they can go to canteen; understanding where food comes from etc
  • Thanks a great million to Simon Waller and his team who finished the 'rope pump'. It is absolutely awesome, you must see it have a go! It is going to set yet another awesome example to children/young people about sustainability! Perhaps the Geography Department would like to have a look use for teaching? See image below too!

 

 Allotment project June 18 (8)  Allotment project June 18 (9)

Also, I tried a while a go to get the school/college to change their search engine to Ecosia (https://www.ecosia.org/), but, I was not successful as there are issues with security settings. Nonetheless, do check out this search engine as, every time you search, Ecosia will plant trees.

Over and out and I really look forward to seeing/working alongside you this week. Do let me know about the meeting as this would be very helpful!

And... THANK YOU! 

Matt Willer

Lead staff volunteer

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Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust is made up of schools, both secondary and primary, from north Norfolk. The Trust was initially established by Reepham High School and College in 2015. Our vision is simple; for all of our schools to work together to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality and for all of them to provide an exceptional range of educational experiences and opportunities.

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