Holmepride Community In Action
New allotment – Holmfirth J,I&N school
A new wheelchair accessible allotment is being built on funds raised by Holmepride-CiA of £9.55k plus a Storage shed being donated by Co-op Head Office. Funding requested is needed to complete essential elements for children to grow plants from seed and then consume what they grow through the school kitchen.
Going forward, it is proposed that the school will be leading the way for inter-school growing of vegetable and fruit competitions which may be the first in the country.
- The school benefits from their own school grounds woodland area where they can acquire natural resources, where sticks can be used to grow things like Sweet Peas and French/Runner Beans.
- The project will benefit 200 children per year every year, with outdoor education in a fun way. By interacting with nature and how and where what they eat comes from, will be something to last them a lifetime. Parents and local residents will be encouraged to help look after the allotment as is done in Holmfirth High School, where volunteers help to look after the chickens at weekends and school breaks.
Covid19 prevented visits by the trustees during the following seasons.