The Butterfly Effect is the name of our school allotment network/support group here in Norfolk. It's our goal to bring schools and colleges together to spread inspiration and enthusiasm.
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:
Site visits from our School Projects Lead and Founder, the multi-award-winning school gardener, Matt Willer, who will provide help, top tips and advice. Please contact us to make a booking.
We would be very happy to lead a whole school or year group assembly or class presentation to help inspire young people. Please contact us to make a booking.
Invitations to our biannual convergences (informal gatherings) at our base, City Academy Norwich. A golden opportunity to connect, collaborate and celebrate with other schools. We strongly encourage the sharing of ideas and resources at these events.
One of our seasonal ‘cocoon boxes’ which, once opened, will help to transform your school allotment.
A complimentary copy of our magazine ‘The Kaleidoscope’ (named after collective noun for a group of butterflies!) which, we hope, will inspire you with ideas, key events, grants opportunities and helpful advice. Click here to see the latest version.
We will endeavour to assign a local Papillon Project ‘allotment guru’ to your school. You are welcome to email them to ask advice and they may be available to support you with lunchtime or school activities.
Free educational resources for teachers. We like to think that, as teachers, you will use this material, where relevant and appropriate, in your lessonsto inspire children and young people to lead more sustainable lives. Engaging students always begins with you as teachers in the classroom.
You can apply for your school to become a member of The Butterfly Effect by clicking here.
*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.
Current schools who are part of 'The Butterfly Effect' support network:
It's always a pleasure to return to @LitchamSchool's #allotment & to see this project ᗩᗷSOᒪᑌTEᒪY thriving since our charity arrived to help back in September 2019. Huge, huge thanks to @ThePapillonPro🦋 volunteers Lin, Elaine and George for all their hard work and kindness. https://t.co/k55hHkwJmC
We've had a ᗷᖇIᒪᒪIᗩᑎT afternoon @VictoryAcad working with some SᑌᑭEᖇ ᑕOOᒪ #DofE volunteers. Such a trคຖŞf໐r๓คti໐ຖ 🐛➡️🦋 since March! Huge thank you to @ThePapillonPro🦋's Craig and Pete for all their help and support today! Things 🥔🌿 are almost ready for picking! https://t.co/6oez5ZgPLd
Such a ᗷᖇIᒪᒪIᗩᑎT start to the new week @CAN_Academy. Lots of wonderful young people gave up their lunchtime to 'come and have a go' and there was an excellent turnout. Massive thank you to @ThePapillonPro🦋 volunteers Lizzi, Tamarin, Natalie and Hannah for all their help! https://t.co/O5S5nVckdl