In a move to regenerate an overgrown piece of land between Wilmslow High School's new pavilion building and a forest area, the school has launched a community appeal to transform the space for the benefit of all students into an 'EcoHub' – an outdoor learning area used to support the curriculum.
The EcoHub will include raised beds, water features, vegetable patches and a garden office available for use by all students, but particularly those with special educational needs.
Launching the campaign, Wilmslow Ladies Circle, a social group of young professional women, presented the High School with £500 to get the first phase of the EcoHub development underway.
Assistant Headteacher, Mark Vincent said, "We have talked about making better use of this land for a number of months but the cost of drawing up the plans and preparing the grounds ready for developing has prevented us from starting any work. The donation from the Wilmslow Ladies Circle will help us to put the foundations in place and move the project from concept to build."
Vice Chair of the Wilmslow Ladies Circle, Jaclyn Pannell, is urging other local community groups and businesses to back the appeal. She said "This is a very worthy project that will enhance the learning experience of young people at the High School. We are delighted as a group to support the appeal and would encourage the local community and businesses to get involved in such an exciting project."
If you would like register your interest in supporting the EcoHub appeal please email Mrs Challis.
Photo: (l-r) Assistant Headteacher Mark Vincent, Catherine Elliot, Laura Seymour and Jaclyn Pannell Wilmslow Ladies Circle and Dan Conley Head of Inclusion.