21 Oct 2020
All of the schools we have worked with, and are due to work with, are a part of The Butterfly Effect. As a member of The Butterfly Effect you will receive our 'soft help' programme and the following benefits, free of charge*, from us a charity:
*Being honest and transparent, we are a small charity run by a very awesome and dedicated group of unpaid volunteers. Everything listed above are services of support that we have offered successfully in the past. However, depending on the availability of funds and volunteers' time/availability each year, we cannot currently guarantee to deliver all of the above each year, but we will try our very best to do so as we absolutely love what we do! We thank you for your understanding as our charity continues to develop.
Please see at the bottom of this page visual examples of the benefits of your school being a member of The Butterfly Effect.
The name reflects the ethos and 'butterfly' connotations of The Papillon Project. It is said that: 'A minor change such as a butterfly beating its wings can, in time, create phenomenal change such as a typhoon in another part of the world'. We absolutely believe that 'The butterfly is a positive symbol of transformative change in nature, from its previous life as a caterpillar'. (David Holmgren, Co-Founder of Permaculture). Just like ripples spreading out and growing larger on water, it takes one small change to make a massive impact. We are truly humbled to learn that our multi-award-winning flagship project at Reepham High School & College (The Allotment Project) has created its own ripple effect by directly inspiring other secondary schools to create their own school allotments in Norfolk.
The Butterfly Effect, as a network, aims to harness the positive energy of all the schools that we work with and to bring people together with a common goal of sharing inspiration and promoting school allotments. The more schools that are involved, the bigger the ripple and the greater the impact will be. Who knows where these ripples of inspiration could lead?