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Overview:

Overview: What we offer as a charity...

As an educational charity we offer the following to secondary schools and colleges. Everything we offer is free of charge, but with the understanding that schools and colleges meet us half way to help inspire young people.

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Our core charitable work:

  • Our TᖇᗩᑎSᖴOᖇᗰᗩTIᐯE ᑭᖇOGᖇᗩᗰᗰE:

    This is where we go into schools and colleges to provide regular and intensive help to either 'reboot' an existing project or to 'kick start' a new one. You can find more details about this programme by clicking here.

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  • Our ᗪO IT YOᑌᖇSEᒪᖴ (ᗪIY) ᑭᖇOGᖇᗩᗰᗰE:

    It's currently not possible for our charity to help every school or college, so when places for our 'Transformative Programme' are not available, we encourage any school or college to give things a go for themselves, but we will still be able to over some occasional support to schools throughout the academic year, when possible. Please click here to find out more about this programme.

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Our additional charitable work:

  • The Butterfly Effect (our support network):

    We are privileged to be working with so many secondary schools in Norfolk and, because of this, we feel that more can be achieved when schools work together to ultimately inspire young people. The charity really acts as a 'telephone exchange, to help connect like-minded schools, students and teachers together to share ideas, good practice, experiences and resources. Please click here to find out more. 

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  • School Allotment Leadership Training (SALT): 

    We run occasional training courses for adults who are or will be leading a school allotment. Please click here to find out more about our training courses and additional training opportunities that the charity is involved with delivering.

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  • The Young Environmental Stewardship Award (YES):

    This is for any young person who a school or college feels has worked above and beyond to inspire other people to lead more sustainable lives. Please click here to learn more about this award and to register a young person at your school or college.

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  • No Straight Lines (our up and coming film project):

    From good experience, making an inspirational film of a school or college allotment can make a massive difference and inspire others to do the same. We can also help support schools and colleges with film making. Please click here to learn more.

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  • Our International Exchange Programme:

    Our charitable work extends around the world as we are privileged to have connections worldwide. The aim of this programme is to help connect young people and teachers around the world to share stories and experiences of growing food. Please click here to learn more and to register your school.

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  • The Noticing Nature Programme: 

    This programme aims to encourage young people to slow down and reconnect with nature at their school allotment. The programme hopes to foster meaningful connections with nature through seasonal sessions for young people. The programme will also include resources/training for teachers and charity volunteers, focusing on ways to explore the Noticing Nature Programme throughout the year whether through charity-led sessions or through the school curriculum. Please click here to learn more about this exciting new programme. 

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  • The School Convergence (school gathering):

    Celebrating achievements is incredibly important for young people. This is why, once a year, The Papillon Project will endeavour to put on an end of year celebration at a school allotment (currently Norfolk only) to bring together young people and their teachers. Please click here to learn more about this very special event.

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  • Our 'Tool Bank'

    We believe it's important that young people use safe and suitable second hands tools at their school allotment. Schools can request repaired and restored gardening tools from us for no charge. Please click here to find out more about our 'Tool Bank'.

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  • Online resources:

    We have an ever growing collection of downloadable resources for school teachers to use and which we hope will inspire! Our online resources share our passion and wide experiences with school allotmenting in secondary education. Please click here to find out more.