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24 - Pencaurau Primary School - Cardiff - 25 Volunteers
Fri 12 May 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
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There are several elements to the project which can be completed separately if teams do not have sufficient manpower to complete all aspects in their allotted time.
On a Wednesday afternoon the school runs an afterschool club called Families Growing Together. Parents attend the school where they work with the children on an allotment/edible garden. Although the club is popular some employee volunteer support would greatly help develop the area which is still in its early stages.
The aim of the club is for parents and children to learn about sustainability and providing for their families. The garden area is relatively undeveloped and volunteers could help by building some raised beds for parents who want to volunteer but have bad backs. There are some wooden pallets onsite which could be used. The Gardening club would also like to create a Sniff, Smell and Taste planting area and a wildflower area.
Volunteers with basic carpentry skills may also wish to build a shelter and some long wooden benches which will be used for seating and potting. Not far from the Garden area the school plans to create a small scale Stonehenge. In the middle of the attraction the school will be burying a time capsule which will be filled with items chosen by the children. Once the stones have been positioned the school would like volunteers to help enhance the area possibly by creating paths or installing a water feature.
The school has a quiet area which volunteers could also help improve by staining the wooden structures, building flower beds, installing hanging baskets or making a table out of used tyres.
Volunteers with the right skills may also with to build some raised planters with an attached seat. In the main playing yard the school would like a small wooden shed/playhouse which can be painted and used as a healthy tuck shop for the children. The children currently run the tuck shop out of a small storage room by the entrance to the yard. The school feels that the children would enjoy having a proper little tuck shop which they could stock daily and sell to the pupils in the yard.
Further tasks which could be undertaken include painting some new playground games and maintaining a raised bed. Artistic volunteers could also work with the children to make some murals on wooden boards which could then be fixed to the school building
The school can help purchase some materials but has a very limited budget
Photographs are available upon request