HELP pupils curriculum Allotment project was
created with young people in mind in
1998 to enable their full potential in basic gardening.
Pupils learn about the soil, germination of seed, digging,
planting, watering, weeding and harvesting. They are
taught first hand experience of the changing situations
of environment and weather conditions and how they effect
peoples lives and crops. In line with school policies
and curriculum programmes, the schedules are organised
to involve and develop pupils full potential in basic
gardening skills on the allotment plots. Since it's
inception in 1998, the produce harvested from the project
is donated to the senior citizens at the harvest
the financial assistance of several funding bodies and
from the local multi-cultural community individuals,
headteachers and staff from local schools, local building
contractors (see 'Our Supporters'
page) and recently a paid part-time worker have all
contributed to the successful operation and service
delivery of the HELP project.
The HELP project has provided a model that other schools
and local community projects may choose to adopt and
has been featured on BBC's 'Gardener's World' television
programme, magazines and local newspapers as well as
visits by high ranking officials such as a visit from
the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Michael Nangle.
of Black Committee members are very grateful for the
in-depth development strategies highlighted in the teaching
and presentation techniques provided on site for all
involved in learning through the link worker. This working
experience has improved pupils awareness about human
beings, plants, environmental issues and their self-esteem.
The HELP project, if funding is available for 2005,
will continue to embrace the healthy eating lifestyle
campaign through planting and harvesting fresh vegetables.
of the photographs in this gallery were taken by pupils
who were involved in the HELP project. Being trusted
to take photographs and operate video cameras was a
main feature of the confidence building approach and
social inclusion work of the project.
Gallery for our gallery pictures of the HELP project.