Students at Castle Manor Academy in Haverhill are excited – why? Because they are currently helping to design a new outside learning centre and kitchen garden, which will be used by them, parents and the community.
Having already secured funding from various trusts and local companies, the area will be enclosed with hedgerow, which will be used by the catering students as well as wildlife. It will feature trees – including a Jubilee Oak – to provide colour and structure.
Students and parents will be helped by local gardening company, Ground Works and adult volunteers from Healthy Ambition to start planting the trees and hedgerow this month. There are also plans to gate the area off and add benches to create a learning area.
And this is where you can help – the Haverhill school is looking for local businesses who would like to sponsor a bench for £50, which includes a name plaque and the option to pick a colour that represents your company. These benches are to be made locally at The Centre, which provides practical activities for adults with learning and physical disabilities.
With an opening event planned for the spring, there is also the opportunity for media coverage, and all companies that have sponsored a bench will be invited to send a representative to the ceremony. If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile project, please contact Mrs Baldwin at Castle Manor Academy.
The outside learning centre and kitchen garden is supported by the RHS, The Woodland Trust, Suffolk Acre, Haverhill Town Council and FCC Environment.