Ecclesbourne Allotment Committee Plan Summer Festival

Students from Pegasus School, Bladon House School and residents from Ecclesbourne Lodge have set up  Ecclesbourne Allotment Committee. Students and residents hold the roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, while others have preferred to be committee members. The first job for the committee will be to work on plans to hold a mini music festival at the allotments for fellow students and residents in the summer. The music festival will build on the success of the first allotment BBQ event which took place in June 2014. The Ecclesbourne Allotments are situated at the Groups Garden Centre, Ecclesbourne Plant Centre, in Duffield Derbyshire.

The committee will be supported by eight first year business students from the University of Derby as Claire Hancox, Teacher at Pegasus School, put the music festival project forward to the University of Derby’s / Derby City Councils First year undergraduate student project. On Wednesday 18th February staff students and residents from Pegasus School and Ecclesbourne Lodge attended a meeting at Derby City Council House where the student project was launched and introductions took place.

The first committee meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th February in which a constitution will be written up and plans will be started. The meetings will take place weekly for the rest of the spring term. As committee members students and residents will be able their experience to work towards an AQA unit award.