Story added: 16th June 2023
Barnham Broom's 'Protect the Planet' project
The environmental efforts of one of the Foundation’s school groups was rewarded with a trip to the Lotus Training Centre, this week.
Over the past six weeks, Barnham Broom Primary School’s Year 4 class have participated in the Premier League’s ‘Protect the Planet’ challenge.
The class were tasked with creating a project that would help make their school and wider community more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
The group took inspiration from watching a clip about Norwich City’s Lotus Training Centre and how it has become more sustainable by growing fresh produce for the players to eat.
Their idea was to mirror the football club and build an allotment where they could grow fresh fruit and vegetables to have during their lunch break.
The Year 4 class have now turned an unused garden at their school into a blossoming vegetables, flowers and other plants to encourage pollination from bees. They have also built bird feeders as well as a quiet area for the children to read.
To conclude the project, the class were invited to visit the Lotus Training Centre as a reward for their sustainability efforts. They received a full, guided tour paying particular attention to the vegetable garden.
As the day was drawing to a close, the class were given one final surprise as Norwich City head coach, David Wagner paid them a visit to talk about their project.