Sarah Chalk, Senior Graphic Designer at Copper, has been busy volunteering for a children’s community project along side colleagues from RSK Group.

‘Growing Children’ is a large village project which enables young people to better understand the links between nature and our lived world. The community project brings together Sandy Bears Nursery, Tattenhall Park Primary School and Transition Tattenhall. The children have the opportunity to learn how to sow seeds, as well as planting, growing, tending and harvesting fruit and vegetables.

As a not-for-profit project, the allotments association relies on yearly subscription memberships, donations and grants. In fact, RSK Group’s involvement enables them to speed up their ambitions to reach project goals.

So far, having built a recycled greenhouse in the orchard, the next phase of work would see a covered learning space constructed. However, there’s an overhanging oak tree that needs taming first! Facing this hurdle, with her experience at the allotments, Sarah Chalk, called on colleagues at Treefellers, a fellow RSK Group company to lend a helping hand. With years of involvement in such initiatives, Sarah knew the importance of collaboration to overcome obstacles.

In addition to the oak tree taming, RSK has developed a wildlife pond at the allotments. This wildlife pond aims to create a healthy habitat for vegetation and wildlife. Which will also create a jetty in which children could dip the pond for samples, providing an opportunity to and educate children on ecology and the environment. The local primary and secondary schools are able to get involved with this project. As well as providing the opportunity for community workshops to take place at the new pond!

This project provides a unique opportunity for different generations of the community together. Recently, the project hit a milestone with the local nursery visiting the allotment for their first growing lesson!

 

Group of nursery children mesmerised by volunteer helping them to sow beans.

 

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