North Ormesby Primary Academy
We would like to create a nature garden on the land at the side of our school. This would be a project which would involve the children and families within North Ormesby working together to transform the area into a peaceful garden which would be home to wildlife and plantlife. The project would be science-based, as the funding would be used to buy soil and seeds as well as gardening equipment, and the community would be asked to come together to transform the currently wasted space. We would then maintain the garden, keeping the children involved in watering and tending to the area. We would encourage local wildlife by making hedgehog dens and butterfly-friendly planters, as well as buying bird tables and food. This would benefit the community by educating children and families on the importance of nature and how to look after plants. In the future, we could create a vegetable patch and use the produce for healthy eating tasting and cooking sessions within school. It would be a chance for the community to come together and work as a team to achieve the desired outcome. The land is visible to passers-by so it would be a pleasant sight to any visitors and neighbours to the school. Middlesbrough, particularly North Ormesby, is one of the most deprived areas of the UK so we work extremely hard to make our school a remarkable place to be, as some of the children’s home lives can be very chaotic and difficult.