This week (27th September 2017) saw the start of an exciting new project in collaboration with Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Can Do programme and Childwall Abbey School. Can Do are offering community volunteering opportunities to the older pupils of Childwall Abbey who will be coming into school each week until Christmas. Stage one of the project has seen the start of a ‘Nurture and Grow’ project where planters are being built for an allotment area on the school field. Under the watchful of Mr McNicholas, the volunteers have started to build, install and paint 3 large planters ready for our children to take ownership and responsibility for growing and cultivating vegetables. This will form part of our outdoor prayer space and will encourage children to take care of, or ‘nurture and grow’, their own relationships with peers, family and the community within the value of Compassion.
The project will then lead to three large art pieces being created and installed in the allotment area. Our Y5&6 children will work closely with Childwall Abbey’s young people to design and create inspiration outdoor art to support the values of the space. The young volunteers will be documenting the joourney in photo and film to be presented to the whole school community during the celebration event. We look forward to wathing this project grow over the coming months and the links with our British Values; Christian Values; Generosity theme and aim to achieve Zero Hunger across the world.