£1000, 100 days, and 10 community projects. What impact will they make?
To celebrate our 100th birthday, we invited applications from local charities, schools and community groups who need funding for a community project which would be completed in 100 days.
10 projects have been chosen, each receiving £1,000 towards their project.
All projects will take place in the 100 days between 2 September and 11 December 2019. We’ll be following the projects with filming and blogging - watch this space.
Who's taking part?
We are delighted to announce the 100-Day Community Challenge participants.
Le Rondin School – Sensory project
The Sensory Project will provide Le Rondin school pupils with four redesigned inspirational Sensory rooms, providing a host of benefits for children with additional and special needs by providing sensory stimulation, enhanced learning through play, improved balance, movement and spatial orientation, as well as tackling problems with behaviour. These rooms will allow the children to develop crucial life skills.
Wesley Methodist Church – Community garden
The church has a pleasant garden to the rear of its premises which has never been utilised to its potential. It has been the wish of the church congregation to open up this space for some time. The intention is to complete upgrading and maintenance works on the space and open it daily to the local community for their enjoyment.
La Houguette Primary School – Outdoor space
Pupils' creative ideas will be used, in conjunction with support from Arts For Impact, to develop and create a 3D artwork with the school community to include in the planting scheme for the space in front of the school. The artworks will reflect the school's ethos. The plants are designed to be environmentally in keeping with the surroundings, sustainable and attractive to wildlife with the view to being used by pupils to support their learning.
Guernsey Sailing Trust – ‘White store’ renovation
Renovate the 'White Store' room - which is currently used to dry and house sailing clothing/gear. The room will be made more multipurpose – with the addition of more shelving and storage facilities, including a dedicated hanging area for clothing/gear to dry out, as well as better lighting and installing a white board so that lessons could be held in this room, and also creating a safe place for children to get into their outer sailing gear.
*NB Unfortunately St Martin's Primary School had to pull out of the project, meaning there are now nine projects involved in the challenge across the Channel Islands.*
Le Rocquier School – Cleaning up St Clement
This would involve litter pick events in the lanes and on the beaches, which would involve students, parents and parishioners. The money will be spent on litter pickers, refuse bags, gloves etc. The school will aim to clean up as many lanes and as much of the coast line that can practically be done in 100 days. In the longer-term they would like to adopt the lanes around the school and complete regular litter picks by students.
St John's Primary School – Green environment project
Establish a thriving green environment which immerses the children in nature and allows growing to become more central to the children's everyday lives. Currently, St John’s School is very short of green space and unlike many schools, does not enjoy the benefit of a school playing field. This will involve creating planters, installing water butts to collect rain water, build a greenhouse to extend the growing season and ultimately engage all the children in growing/nurturing.
Jersey Weightlifting Club – New club
New club set up to grow and develop the sport of weightlifting in Jersey. This project is intended to make a difference to those already within the sport by way of providing the necessary support but also to get other community members into the sport so that they may also share the health benefits, and sense of achievement. It is intended to have different sessions directed at not only adults, but youngsters and older generations too.
Haute Vallée School – Compassion games
This a fun way to create more compassion in our school and in our local community, to reach out to each other and show kindness and empathy. The aim is to connect young people with the whole community, particularly the older generation. This will involve helping with beach cleaning, recycling, bag packing, helping the older generations and learning from them, supporting and listening to them.
Bel royal school – Playground stage
A major redevelopment of play facilities in KS2. The first project is to create a playground stage which is accessible to all of our school community. Bel Royal School playground is used by the families who live in the area and it will enhance their play opportunities by offering chances to perform.