Gardening gloves and spades at the ready in Swindon! 

Phone lines open on Wednesday 17 May at the slightly later time of 9.15am.   Please call 07799 476519 to book.   

Don't forget to check the size of the challenge indicated by looking at the key at the bottom.  Plus, if available, click the photo link for your challenge to view your potential project.

 

217  Back to the future

Challenge group size:  L

Mountford Manor Primary School

What's the challenge?

Mountford Manor Primary School is located in Walcot and their children come from various backgrounds and often require additional educational and emotional support. 

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There is a large outside area in the school that was developed as a challenge in 1998 !!   It now looks tired, boring and lacks any purpose.  Please get creative in this area and make it one that the pupils want to play in again.  The school have ideas of what can be done with a lick of colourful paints and a few plants. Photos >

 

 

 

 

 

218  You raise me up

Challenge group size:  M

Marlborough House 

What's the challenge?

Marlborough House is a 12 bedded Inpatient Unit caring for adolescents experiencing a range of different mental health difficulties including depression, anorexia or bipolar.

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Their raised beds are falling apart and are no longer safe to use. The challenge is to remove the existing raised beds in the back garden and dig in new vegetable patches, which the young people can then plant with vegetables and flowers to see the impact they can have on their environment. Photos >

 

 

 

219  Divide and conquer

Challenge group size:   S

Brimble Hill Special School

What's the challenge?

Brimble Hill is a Primary Special School for children with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties.

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Continuing a very successful challenge from 2016.  They have a small garden area, with a mud kitchen at one end but the other end needs developing.  They would like the area to be divided by a natural or small picket-style fence, bug hotels and the planting of sensory and climbing plants; the teacher will give advice on ideal plants. As a bonus, they would love a new outdoor table that is wheelchair accessible. All of the children would benefit from this challenge. Photos >

 

220  Choose a new path

Challenge group size:  L

Swindon Academy

What's the challenge?

Swindon Academy offer nursery, primary, secondary and further education to pupils aged 2 - 19 years living in Penhill and Pinehurst, two deemed deprivation areas.  They educate the students and work with parents, carers and wider family networks to support the needs of whole families, with the aim of improving opportunities for, and raising the aspirations of, their children.

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This challenge is at Penhill Primary School in Alton Close. They have a large area that they want to develop into an exciting outdoor classroom in association with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.  You will be helping with phase 1 to litter pick the area, start cutting back and start to develop a path through the area.  A plan of the site is available on request. Photos >

 

 

 

 

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 = Wheelchair accessible