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.”

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