Invest in your community: Rhyl School seeks help

News – Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
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Alliance member Rhyl Primary School in Chalk Farm are on a mission to build an innovative and eco-friendly community teaching kitchen and are looking for support. They hold an Eco Schools Green Flag award and were voted the Greenest School in Camden in July.

The building will be a resource for children, parents, local residents, community groups and local food businesses – fully equipped with multiple ovens, hobs etc.

This 58m² building has many features including a roof garden with a ‘Living Library’ of food plants; solar panels; mini L.E.D unit for cutting-edge food production and multiple streams for recycling food waste.

The location is in their award-winning outdoor classroom and garden at the school, which includes a wood-fired pizza oven and chickens. Bees are kept nearby.

The school have raised around 60% of the £175,000 needed in total and are looking for like-minded partners in the CCCA to help with the final steps to launch Rhyl Kitchen into the world. This includes help with:

  • installing the foundations and services (materials and labour);
  • equipping the building (kitchen equipment etc.); and,
  • fundraising – both in time, expertise and money.

Financial contributions are welcome (the school has have charitable status) and they can offer various levels of recognition of any donation, from bronze to platinum, including bespoke training days in the garden and kitchen.

If you want to find out more please contact Tom Moggach, food education and outdoor learning lead teacher at Rhyl Primary: tom@rhylprim.camden.sch.uk / 07595 945040.

For more info:

www.rhylkitchen.org

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