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Hethersett Academy Eco Club will plant 400 saplings on the school grounds

Published on 12/02/20

During enrichment last year, the Hethersett Academy Eco Club was started to raise awareness of environmental issues and improve mental health within school by getting students outside. They have shared their latest update below:

We are working towards our level 2 and 3 RHS gardening award and our Bronze Eco School

award. As part of this, we started our own allotment and have grown

carrots, leeks, potatoes, radishes, raspberries, courgettes and spinach. It was a small but successful project.

This year Matt and Elaine from the Papillon project are helping us expand our allotment to make it bigger and better. Currently, they are helping us to increase our growing space, develop a system for making our own compost and encourage pollinators into the allotment. We are trying to buy as little as possible to achieve this, and are relying on recycled materials gathered from around the school and wider community. 

The Eco Club team are also taking part in the Woodland Trust’s trees for schools initiative. In March, we will be receiving over 400 saplings to plant within the school grounds! 

We are currently a small club but are looking to grow. If a student would like to join, please speak to Miss Hoyle.

We also welcome donations of wellies, gardening gloves or garden tools that you no longer need.