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School Green Space

I have just joined the primary school parent teacher association and one of the things we want to do is revamp the school's green space. The school is in a city in a deprived area. The green space is underused as it has been neglected over the years (lack of funding). But we want to renovate the space to make it safe for the children. Many grants will not give funding for projects on school property. I'm not sure how to start this project?!

It's such a shame for the children to miss out on this when outdoor space is a premium nowadays.

Any advice?

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  • LoxleyLoxley NottinghamPosts: 4,639

    Where are you based?

    Perhaps local charities might be able to get involved... community garden type schemes. You might be able to get some sort of help from the Landscape Institute, they run a 'Landscape Ambassador' scheme - although it's more for Landscape Architects to go in and talk to the kids about the profession.

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532

    Go on Freecycle for equipment and landscaping materials.  Go on the Green Plant Swap.  Go on this forum' s seed swap.  Send a note home with the children asking the parents to contribute anything they can, from plants and equipment to time and expertise.  Wildlife and environmental charities will probably be only too happy to supply teaching materials.

  • KAHMKAHM Posts: 2

    Thank-you both

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