Duke of Edinburgh grant allows school to begin getting its fingers green

PUBLISHED: 16:05 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:05 02 February 2018

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy has received a grant from the Duke of Edinburgh's Diamond Fund. Picture: Care of Ormiston Academies Trust

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy has received a grant from the Duke of Edinburgh's Diamond Fund. Picture: Care of Ormiston Academies Trust

Ormiston Academies Trust

An unused part of a Gorleston school is to become a fruit and vegetable garden, thanks to a grant from the Duke of Edinburgh Award’s diamond fund.

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy has been granted £4,980 to put towards a community garden project, which will also benefit the wider community.

Any produce grown will be donated to local food banks and good causes, as well as providing a vital activity for students looking to achieve their DofE.

Tamsin Poulter, principal at the school, said: “Cliff Park DofE centre is incredibly excited to have received this grant, which will enable us to reach and support more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

“The DofE is an integral part of Cliff Park Ormiston Academy life and we will be using this money to develop the volunteering section of the award, giving more of our young people the opportunity to develop communication and confidence skills.”

Other News

Yesterday, 14:03

Almost £750,000 was spent changing road signs on a major trunk road between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, it has been revealed.

Yesterday, 18:21

A voluntary ambassador for the Big Blue Ocean Clean Up organisation has called on people to join in with efforts to keep our beautiful beaches free from litter.

Yesterday, 17:58

These images show how more than 50 homes at a major housing project will look.

Yesterday, 17:18

Fresh hope has been offered to campaigners fighting to save their village school from being closed after a academy trust said it aims to take it over.

Most Read

Monday, August 6, 2018

Searches are taking place for a 12-year-old boy who has gone missing from home.

Read more
Trafalgar College
Wed, 15:58

Shoppers will be going bananas over a sale at the Palmers Department Stores in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

Read more
Tue, 16:24

A police chase in a village saw two cars crash and five people suffer injuries.

Read more
Tue, 18:47

A newly married couple have recreated their first date on Great Yarmouth’s iconic Joyland snails.

Read more
Mon, 10:18

For as long as anyone can remember, river crossings have regularly made Mercury headlines.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 18°C

min temp: 13°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy