Presentation on theme: "Our Sustainable Wildlife Garden Can you help??. Overview Over the past 2 days we have been working with a team of engineers and managers from NG Bailey."— Presentation transcript:
Our Sustainable Wildlife Garden Can you help??
Overview Over the past 2 days we have been working with a team of engineers and managers from NG Bailey to help us plan out what we want in our garden, how this will be sustainable and what materials are available to do this. They were also involved in helping value the project and to get extra funding.
Why do we want Sustainability? At Horbury School we are aiming to help combat climate change in the local and global community. In order to do this we have to consider the social, economic and environmental impacts that we, as a school, are having on our planet. Therefore, in our wildlife garden we hope to create a sustainable environment that will stay with the school for years to come. By completing this project in our school, we strive to educate the local community about the importance of sustainability.
VIDEO DIARY Over the past two days we have been videoing our progress and things going on during the time spent at NG Bailey. We have also phoned round several people to market the garden and let the local community know what is going on. VIDEO DIARY
The Project Day one was a large brainstorming session and from this we finalized these thoughts into three ideas On the Second day three groups developed these ideas into sustainable projects. The groups concentrated on specific areas as follows: Group 1: Greenhouse, Heat Recovery & Rainwater Harvesting - Hannah Barnett, Charlotte Mason, - Gary Steel & Robert Holmes Group 2: Solar Pump, Solar Lights & Compost Bin - Jack Connor Clarke, Gregory Miles, Andrew Paterson, - Duane Thornton & Noel Middleton Group 3: Wind Turbines - Aimee Halstead, Abi Field, Joe Dyson, James Ramsden - Simon Roberts & John Quigley
Polytunnel How does it work? It is a frame made of tubular steel covered in polythene sheeting. We are hoping to grow moderate temperature plants in it. These could be used in Science and Food Technology or sold in the local community. Costs/ Sponsors A company that produces polytunnels has been contacted to ask for a grant or a possible discount price for a polytunnel Disadvantages The Polytunnel is not as visually pleasing as a green house. Benefits It costs a lot less than a greenhouse. It is less likely to be damaged by vandals and is safer due to the lack of glass It is also less likely to be damaged by high winds
Heat Recovery How does it work? Heat produced by the boilers within the boiler house can be used to keep the poly tunnel warm The heat is transferred via an underground duct. The air is moved by a fan within the boiler house, the fan is controlled by a thermostat within the polytunnel which switches the fan on when the temperature falls below 15 deg C. The electric fan will be powered by the wind turbines to be installed on the Science block roof This will allow us to grow vegetables and plants all year round. Costs/ Sponsors The initial installation would be around £1000 but this would not need any further maintaining as the boiler would be running all year round. Disadvantages The initial costs of this are quite expensive Benefits Once installed the greenhouse could be heated all year round without any extra appliances.
Rainwater Harvesting How does it work? Rainwater is gathered from the surrounding building roof and collected in a water butt The rainwater down pipes have an adaptor installed to allow the water butt to be fitted A water butt could also be used to collect water from the roof of the poly tunnel This water can then be used to fill watering cans to water plants within the greenhouse or plants within the school This will save on the usage of mains water saving money for the school Costs/ Sponsors The cost for installing the whole water harvesting system would be around £150.00 Disadvantages The only disadvantage is that extra water butts may need to be bought over time. Benefits It will save mains water usage, saving money for the school.
Solar Pump, Solar Lamps & Compost Bin Solar Pump, Solar Lamps & Compost Bin
Solar pump How does it work? The pond will be 5mx7mx1.5m with an average depth of 1m making the surface area 81m squared. The solar panel will activate the pump which will move the water and stop it getting stagnant therefore the pond will be able to be inhabited by wildlife and making it easy to maintain. Costs/ Sponsors For the Pump control unit and battery it is £336.05 The cost of the Pump and Solar panel is £505.14 Disadvantages The initial costing is quite high however it is still within budget Benefits This will keep the pond easy to maintain therefore costing the school less. It also runs on solar power that is sustainable
Compost How does it work? Turns garden and kitchen waste into plant food Compost can either be used in the garden for plant growth or could be sold. Costs/ Sponsors The council can provide a 330L compost bin for £10 Disadvantages Some things can not be composted so food may need to be separated. Benefits They need little maintenance and are therefore easy to manage.
Solar Lamps How does it work? Over door lights for garden entrance: Solar powered courtesy light Solar oak effect post lights 8M light distance Built in PIR (movement sensor) Costs/ Sponsors £22- Over Door Lights £24 for a pack of four Oak effect post lights-About 4 packs needed Disadvantages Large Initial Costs Relies on Solar Power Benefits No running or maintenance costs
Windturbines How does it work? In 200AD the Persians harnessed the wind to grind flour and corn with windmills Accesses the schools electrical infrastructure Powers the greenhouses 60-watt heat recovery fan but could power much more Average wind speed in the area 6m/s Costs/ Sponsors Approx £2000 per wind turbine including consultancy fee and installation. 2 wind turbines will be bought using the £5000 sponsored by NG bailey. £1000 leftover to be put into the £5000 pound given by Horbury School. Possible grants from government. Free trees to be delivered in November. Disadvantages This could be seen as ugly by the local people. It also depends on the amount of wind Benefits This has been researched and there is enough wind to easily power the fan. It will also be carbon neutral
Overall Costs and Funding Simon Townsend and Tom Goldthorpe Over the past few days we have managed to secure some further funding from companies and pending final designs there could be more: So far these include- » An extra £1000 from NG Bailey » An extra £50 from CSV Action Earth » An extra £5000 from BSS In total so far our budget is now £11,050. Using the information about costing we have, we are currently under budget. However, we haven't allowed for extra things in the garden such as plants.
Film and Marketing THE GRAND OPENING! 26 th of September We have so far invited The Lord Mayor who has agreed to come on this date Wakefield Express BBC News This should be a big event for the school promoting sustainability in the local area.
Future Opportunities This garden provides the school with lots of opportunities for the future. Some of these are just within the school others involve the whole of the community. These include – Selling vegetables or herbs grown to the local community therefore increasing their interest and links with the school – Willow trees will provide fuel for the biomass heater – Plants grown can also be used for DT and Science lessons to increase knowledge of fresh produce
Overall Disadvantages The garden could be subjected to vandalism but this is something that would have to be monitored by students and the community There are incresed safety problems for example the pond, safety measures would have to be put in place for these It could also include quite a lot of labour from outside of the school, however this could be declined by involving students in the upkeep of the garden
Overall Benefits It increases the schools involvement in the community and could possibly earn the school another award for example Sustainable community award. It increases awareness of sustainability in the community and gives Horbury school a chance to lead the way forward in sustainability in the Wakefield area. The School would become more Eco-friendly reduce its carbon footprint and the garden would therefore be more sustainable.
Summary and Q & A Thankyou for listening to our presentation. We have worked really hard over the last couple of days and appreciate you taking this time to listen to us. Please feel free now to ask any questions to us that you may have about any aspect of our plans.
With thanks to… Charlotte Mason Jack Clarke Greg Miles Andy Paterson Aimee Halstead Abi Field Joe Dyson James Ramsden Becky Read Hannah Barnett Simon Townsend Tom Goldthorpe Lydia Wharton Charlotte Morgan Rayhanneh Asarbakhsh Ben Brindle David Holmes Miss Tickell And Special Thanks go to the Engineers and Managers from NG Bailey for helping us with this project so that we could present it to you today Thankyou!