A recent project supported by Business in the Community involved volunteers from Siemens spending the day working at Newport High School building ten raised beds to create an allotment. Andrew Reeks and ten other Siemens staff from Newport, Cwmbran, Bath, Manchester, Scotland and Germany designed the raised beds and funded the materials and resources to manufacture them. Students will now be able to take part in gardening, horticulture and environmental activities throughout the year. Barratt Homes contributed landscaping membrane, top soil and bark to complete the project.
The Eco Club recently spent some time clearing the raised beds ready for planting of bulbs for over the winter. We have now weeded and cleared four raised beds ready for use by the houses. The raised bed project is for any members of Branwen, Olwen, Pryderi and Taliesin who would like to test their green fingers and develop new skills (perhaps even make some money for the eco club!). The raised bed project will be taking place on Thursdays after school, from 3 till 3.30.
It was a huge job clearing the beds and we are very grateful for the time and effort from everyone… so thank you! Letâ€™s get planting…
If you would like to donate any used or unwanted gardening items, please either drop them into reception or directly to Mr Whitehead. Lastly, we are collecting Morristonâ€™s Gardening Vouchers and the collection box will be placed into reception . We aim to get ourselves some much needed new equipment.