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We are excited to announce today that the school has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $2500 to build a chicken yard complete with chicken coop, fruit trees, herbs and other elements to create a mini food web from which children can learn.
For those of you who don’t know what crowd funding is, it is when lots of people give a little to make a BIG difference! Check out our page and video here www.pozible.com/ahomeforthechickens
So why take a crowdfunding approach? It’s something a bit different that we are keen to try out and it presents a new opportunity to enhance learning at the school by demonstrating to students how communities can work together to achieve something that benefits many people. By discussing with your children how crowdfunding works and whether your family would like to give to the project you can help teach them the power of one person’s contribution – that they can be a part of positive change. Crowdfunding also gives us an opportunity to communicate with the broader public and showcase the school.
‘A Home for the Chickens’ is part of our bigger Pathways to Possibilities garden project which will encompass outdoor environments built around Food Production, Adventure and Exploration, Art and Creativity, and Rest and Relaxation. All these new outdoor environments will be treated just like a regular classroom where children can learn about art, numeracy, literacy, science and sustainability. Research shows that nature-based outdoor lessons and free play better engages students who learn through practical kinesthetic activities, it improves student behaviour and attendance, and promotes connectedness and a sense of belonging.
Get excited about our crowdfunding campaign and have a think about how you can spread the word and invite others to contribute too. A flyer has been attached that you might like forward with this email. Some key things to keep in mind about our campaign are:
If we don’t reach our target of $2500 we don’t get anything at all.
If we achieve our target we can set a stretch goal to try and achieve funds for an additional aspect of our Pathways to Possibilities project, such as a pizza oven.
If you give a little, others will give too.
Your contribution is made online from our campaign page (it can be anonymous). You will need to sign in to Pozible which is very easy, especially if you have a facebook account.
Pozible will hold your details and not deduct anything from your account until we reach our target.
All funds are collected through the Pozible Credit/Debit Card Merchant facility.
Each gift receives a little reward from us to say thank you ☺ but you can choose not to receive this if you prefer.
The campaign ends 12pm Sunday 28th September.
Regards, Philip Beggs Acting Principal, Poowong Consolidated School
Thank you too our wonderful community, we reached our target figure and more!! Keep an eye on our group page for progress on our pathways to possibilities garden project project.
Great to see this project going so well.