The Dixie Diggers
Bosworth in Bloom come in to school and run our Dixie Diggers club. This started as a planting club and is now extending to a project that will see the development of a Dixie orchard, using heritage trees created by the group. We also hope that regeneration of a field owned by the school will follow from the planting of the trees, to create community allotments, a community pond and widlife centre.
Need for a gardening club was identified by students.
Local people volunteered their time to get the club going. It has been running since January 2016.
Uses school grounds, and the group meets weekly at present.
Integration of local experts into the school community. It will help children in the school value the contribution of relatively older adults. The Dixie orchard and community field projects are longer term and will grow from this group.
25 students in the senior school are involved and approximately 10 adults/experts from the community.
Ongoing and weekly. It will continue and develop indefinitely.