March 2015

StudleadblogHello everybody!

We would like to update you on our Student Leadership Team news!

The school Eco garden developments are well under way! So far this year the entire plot has been re-landscaped, a new path has been laid, raised beds have been formed out of old tyres and an amphitheatre has been marked out. Additionally, the pond has been cleared out and a fence put around the edge. Grass seed has been sewn and the compost bin has been cleared out and rebuilt using pallets. Everything we have done has been done on a budget provided by the school and with some help from some great businesses. We have been given an extra £500 pounds towards the project by Hykeham town council and The Willows Garden Nursery were extremely generous and gave us lots of seeds, herbs and compost.  We are also currently seeking guidance from Whisby Nature Park!  This space is going to be a great addition to the school and we hope that the area will be well used for lessons during warmer months.  We want to encourage wildlife and the grow a variety of fruits and vegetables which the school restaurant and our Technology department will be able to use.  We also hope to use our research and experience in the Schools’ Challenge at the Lincolnshire Show this year.   If you have any gardening equipment that you no longer use, we would be thrilled with any donations to help with the process.  Thank you everyone!

As a team we have decided to do some fundraising this year.   As you may have seen on our school Facebook page, a very brave young lady called Sophie from Birchwood Primary School is poorly and she and her parents are raising money for much needed medical research into brain tumours.  Sophie will be joining us at NK in September and to celebrate this, and to raise money we are planning a non-uniform day on the 15th July along with lots of other exciting events during the lunch break on that day – watch this space!

In the meantime, we hope you have a wonderful, well-earned Easter break and we hope to see you all back safely in April!

Kind regards,

The Student Leadership Team.