Garden ‘Ground Force’ creates school green oasis
Published: Thursday 13th April 17
Parents of Alderbrook Primary school pupils and community volunteers have transformed the school’s roof into a hidden green oasis.
Pupils enjoy their new garden
The garden was funded by round three of the council’s Wandsworth Grant Fund, as well as the school’s PTA and local estate agents Lauristons.
Pupils at the rapidly expanding school will be able to take part in all stages of the plant growing process and use the garden for quiet reading sessions, art clubs and a hugely popular after school Eco Club. The garden is also regularly thrown open to the local community for Gardening Mornings that anyone can take part in.
Volunteers hard at work
Chairman of the council’s grants committee Cllr Melanie Hampton said: “We’re delighted to support a project that benefits the local community and environment and provides a green space for schoolchildren through the Wandsworth Grant Fund. Well done to everyone who worked hard to make this happen.”
The Wandsworth Grant Fund considers funding for projects meeting these council priorities:
1. Arts and Culture
2. Environment and Attractive Neighbourhoods
3. Children and Young People
4. Citizenship and Civic Engagement
5. Achieving Aspirations and Potential
6. Health and Well being
The deadline to apply for round five funding is April 18, 2017. The deadline for the following round will be in November.
Applications receive a high level of scrutiny by councillors to ensure money is going where it is most needed and will have most benefit for the borough’s residentsRead about the recipients of round three funding
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