Christchurch CP School Rhyl take possession of the first School desk based Hydroponic system
As part of the ‘WCVA Landfill Project’ a desk based Hydroponic system, designed and built by G2G Communities CIC was delivered on Thursday 12th September, 2019 to Christchurch CP School, Rhyl.
During July 2019 G2G Communities CIC delivered to over one hundred and eighty pupils as part of a ‘Reaching Wider: North and Mid Wales Partnership’ project to highlight the need to recycle one-time use plastic and how these could be turned into simple Hydroponic (water only) systems to grow food.
During the delivery of the Reaching Wider project over one hundred Hydroponic systems were make and planted. During the project staff were asked how they felt about piloting a Hydroponic system and if so, what would they like it to look like and do.
As a result of the feedback a School based Hydroponic system was designed in consultation with Christchurch School and G2G management. Feedback highlighted that the system should be desk based and easy for staff and pupils to use.
Not only has the Hydroponic system been produced as part of these two initiatives G2G Communities CIC is also in the process of writing a series of learning resources that will support the introduction of Hydroponics into the curriculum to support Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM).
The G2G Strategic Policy Director, Dr William Lockitt said:
‘The support of the ‘Reaching Wider: North and Mid Wales Partnership’, the WCVA Landfill Project and Gwynt Y Mor has enabled G2G Communities CIC to develop resources and learning materials that highlight the need to recycle plastic and how they could be used to grow food without the use of soil’. ‘Thousands of adults and children have benefited from these projects and redirected plastic away from landfill’.
‘More free learning resources are being produced and will be available before the end of the year to Schools, home educators, community projects and anyone else interested in making positive changes to our environment.