Don't miss a story sign up to Midweek Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Students pilot scheme takes off

11:28 05 November 2012

John Townsend of the Keith Owen Fund hands the cheque to Peter Scott and Ann Jones of Sidmouth Primary School. Photo by Handel Bennett.

John Townsend of the Keith Owen Fund hands the cheque to Peter Scott and Ann Jones of Sidmouth Primary School. Photo by Handel Bennett.

Archant

A PARTNERSHIP pilot between Sidmouth Primary School and Sidmouth College, which took off earlier this year, has been rewarded with a £2,075 grant.

The funding came from the Sid Vale Association’s Keith Owen Fund after organisers were impressed by a green fingered initiative.

The primary school teamed up with the college to launch a ‘Growing Together’ project aiming to provide an environment where pupils could experience the benefit of working alongside one other by planting and cultivating seeds.

This was supported by Sidmouth in Bloom and initially received a grant of £450 from the Keith Owen Fund.

The pilot scheme proved so successful that primary school headteacher Paul Walker and inclusion manager Ann Jones were encouraged to expand the scheme.

It will be managed by community gardening leader Peter Scott who aims to help pupils relate to one another, and learn about responsibility, with a social gardening club.

The Reverend Handel Bennett, chairman of the Keith Owen Fund, said: “We congratulate Sidmouth Primary School, Sidmouth College, Sidmouth in Bloom, and volunteers, who developed the Growing Together pilot scheme into a very valuable resource. I am convinced the community will benefit greatly from the efforts of all concerned.”

Application forms for Keith Owen Fund funding are available on-line at www.sidvaleassociation.org.uk.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00
Welcome support - (l-r) Dave Todd, Robert Price and Llewellyn Nicholls, of Everys.

The firm handed the club a £675 donation, which will be put towards funds to extend the rugby teams’ clubhouse.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00
Some of the Year 13 students (l to r) front row:  Jade Bridge, Jessica Board, Josh Bolton. Back row: Gracie Carpenter, Nathan Williams, Tom Broderick, Sam Harris, Tom Lowe.

Some 85 per cent of the current year 13 – 50 out of 59 - at Axe Valley Community College’s Sixth Form Centre have applied through UCAS.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Close-up of woman's mouth

The potential amount of money that could be saved is the equivalent to 364,000 dental check-ups.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00
Ollie the mind-reading Llama and his owner, Maggie Jee of Peak Hill Llamas. Ref shs 05-16AW 8687. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth animal’s strange powers of prediction

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00
Ollie the mind-reading Llama and his owner, Maggie Jee of Peak Hill Llamas. Ref shs 05-16AW 8675. Picture: Alex Walton

‘Sidmouth animal can read minds’, says owner

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

The number of motorists speeding in Honiton looks to have reduced thanks to a strong police presence in the town.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:43

The blaze started shortly before 10.30pm on Thursday (February 11), in Louis Way.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:19
Recycling bins on Church Street, Sidmouth. Ref shs 2844-04-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

EDDC picks winning bidder for seven-year recycling and refuse contract

Read more
Yesterday, 07:47
Carrie Southwell and Rob Smith with their first place trophy, festival organiser Jean Ransford, Julie Baker and Cohen Baulch and Lucy McKenny. Picture SUBMITTED

Coffee morning at Hawkchurch results in £200 for Dorset Air Ambulance

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
Honiton mayor, Caroline Kolek,  Ref mhh 02-16AW 7172. Picture: Alex Walton

Honiton’s mayor is calling on people to help ‘yarn-bomb’ the Thelma Hulbert Gallery’s (THG) garden to recognise the work carried out in town to help people living with dementia.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications