As part of this year's Newcastle in Bloom campaign schools from all around the borough have been busy sowing seeds to create “mini meadows” in recycled pots using compost made from green waste. Participants were initially provided with everything they needed to ‘sow and grow’ the plants in school and all pots were collected and planted together by volunteers to create a community meadow on Golf Links Walks, Chesterton, opposite Starbucks.
The project has many benefits including an amenity for local residents, businesses and passers-by and will be a way to promote recycling and horticulture, raising awareness of their importance to our environment through a series of dedicated school talks as well as the information supplied with the meadow kits and the signage at the finished display.
It has also given the community an opportunity to put their name on the landscape, whilst at the same time providing a welcome habitat for many pollinating insects and birds.
The project has been done in partnership with Balance & Beam Gymnastics, Newcastle College, Edenhurst Preparatory School and our recycling team.
Please see below a list of partners involved in the project:
|Balance & Beam Gymnastics||Ravensmead Primary School|
|Chesterton Primary School||St Chad’s CE Primary School|
|Crackley Bank Primary School||St Giles' & St George's C of E Academy|
|Dove Bank Primary School||St Margaret's CE Junior School|
|Edenhurst Preparatory School||St John Fisher Catholic College|
|Giggles & Wiggles Nursery||St John the Evangelist Catholic Academy|
|Langdale Primary School||St Mary’s Catholic Primary School|
|Newcastle-under-Lyme College||Sun Academy, Bradwell|
|Our Lady & St Werburgh’s Catholic Primary School||The Coppice Academy|
Last updated 17 June 2019