Project information

Eco Gardens for Primary Schools

We are raising money for Coedffranc, Teilo Sant and Llangan Primary Schools in South Wales, to develop a brand new interactive Eco-Garden.
An Eco-Garden is a great way of getting children out of the classroom to learn first hand the importance of the environment, recycling and being 'green'.

January 2013 - June 2013

Charity information: Introsport Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    We are hoping to increase awareness of environmental issues, such as global warming, and to develop an understanding of each child's carbon footprint.
    The Eco-Garden is also a great way to encourage children to become more active in outdoor activities, such as gardening.
    Antisocial behaviour in parks and green spaces is a growing problem in Wales, which we hope this project will help to tackle.

    Solution

    The Eco Garden will provide teachers with a valuable learning tool and an outlet for children to have a break from the classroom and experience a new learning environment.
    An Eco Garden will raise awareness of important issues such as recycling and growing your own food and will teach children gardening skills which will aid their physical and mental development.

    An Eco Garden will develop a sense of pride and ownership in the children, generating respect for other local green spaces.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To encourage children to become active and participate in more outdoor activities.

    Activities

    » By providing a wider range of experiences for young people to enjoy during school time outside of the classroom.
    » To generate an interest and understanding for the environment and outdoor spaces.

    Success can be demonstrated by the number of children taking part in activities after the project is implemented.


    Aim 2

    Creating respect for garden spaces in the community

    Activities

    » Educating young people on the hard work that goes into peoples' gardens, helping to combat antisocial behaviour.

    An indicator of success could be the number of litter picks organised through the school and other activities which provide a beneficial outcome for both school and community.


    Aim 3

    Creating a more beautiful Wales.

    Activities

    » By encouraging gardening at schools, we hope to have a positive impact on the child which they will retain as they grow up.
    » Developing unused garden spaces into an attractive Eco Garden will help to create a more beautiful image of Wales in our schools.

    The improvement in appearance of school gardens and community spaces and the decrease in vandalism of these green spaces.


    Aim 4

    To create an interactive Eco Garden in a minimum of four different schools over the next 6 months

    Activities

    » We will raise money through the Big Give Christmas Challenge and develop links with new schools across South Wales

    This will be an ongoing aim, once we have placed 4 Eco Gardens we will continue to raise funds and roll out more Eco Gardens across South Wales.


  • Impact

    Impact

    As the children get older, to pass on these
    skills, knowledge and experiences, to others who can benefit; it
    becomes a continual cycle.

    We hope to develop an appreciative generation that is well educated on the importance of environmental issues and has the skill set to be able to create an Eco Garden of their own.

    Risk

    Unsuitable land chosen for the garden, such as hilly or water logged. We have outlined areas to avoid and what makes a suitable plot in our guide which is given to selected schools.

    Reporting

    All of our projects are recorded and monitored throughout. We will report to our donors the success of the projects, made possible through their donations, by taking photos, recording outcomes, producing newsletters and regularly updating our website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 4 Schools £1000 given to each school to develop an Eco Garden.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Pledged Funding by Charity Champion £1,000 Conditional
    Pledged Funding by IntroTeach £1,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Coedffranc Primary in Skewen, Neath.
    Llangan Primary in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan.
    Ysgol Gymraeg Teilo Sant, Llandeilo

    Beneficiaries

    Schools, School Children, Parents, Communities, The Environment,

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The IntroSport Trust has many links with primary and secondary schools across Wales and are in a position to ensure the details of this project reaches all schools in the catchment area of the project.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Tom Curtis

    Tom is a Sport Management graduate from Wales who is volunteering with Introsport to help generate funds for projects.

Enjoying the benefits of an Eco Garden!

Enjoying the benefits of an Eco Garden!

£1000

Will buy one Eco Garden!