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Some examples of the projects we have the pleasure to support:

Companion TeaPea Project
The Companion TeaPea project provided a growing facility at school allowing pupils the opportunity to engage in growing food and enable them to interact with the planter both during playtime and within lessons.
Over the course of the project over sixteen volunteers, thirty students and seven staff members were involved directly with the creation and planting of the TeaPea. This planter can now be used as a low cost, easily accessed and maintained teaching resource within the grounds of the school. Thirty students were introduced to the concept of food webs, pollination and growing food for themselves. Within the grounds habitats and food sources for wildlife were created which will enhance biodiversity and provide points of interest for both students and parents.

The 2016 summer adventure residential in South Wales was, as always, hugely successful. The few days spent in the forest and on the river, riding horses, pot-holing and trekking the hills, are completely different to life on the housing estates of Southwark. The shared experiences have provided a lifetime of memories for the young people who came on this and the shorter weekend adventure breaks that we organised.
Bede’s youth workers use every opportunity to build trusting relationships with the young people we meet.


CGP London - Bermondsey Artists' Group
North Southwark Environment Trust have provided crucial support in the development of a number of key strands of our free Community Inclusion and Learning programme. These have included the development of our DIY art workshops for children, the hugely popular Friday gardening drop-in sessions at our Community Allotment for families with pre-school children and, most recently, Senior Art School which provides local over-55s (who did not have the chance when they were younger) to experience the exciting learning environment of an art school.


Pasley Park Festival
The festival has been a great way in which to involve the local community, as the history of the Lost Zoo was re-told and animated. As a project we worked in partnership with a variety of local groups, schools and museums.

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STEP Young Critics Project – Blue Elephant Report
As part of STEP Young Critics Project, young people from Blue Elephant Theatre’s Young People’s Theatre and London Bubble’s Young Theatremakers came to see Strawberry Starburst, written by emerging playwright Bram Davidovitch, a one woman show about a London teenager, Shez, who develops and battles an eating disorder.
Strawberry Starburst specifically sought to engage teenagers and it was praised for its handling of such tough subject matter.

The responses from the young audiences proved that this issue is of great relevance to young people's lives today and the way the story was told generated much needed fruitful discussion.


Brunel Playscheme
Local children created a garden sculpture and planted out a path in the lower garden. They are turning a grot spot into a much valued garden for local people and learning about local history and London and the Thames. They worked as a team, in drama, art and craft workshops, and at the end of each week performed for their parents and carers in a special show on the square outside the Museum. Once again North Southwark Environment Trust generously granted money for improvements to the space outside the Museum and for a larger and ongoing project to create a community garden. In previous years we have laid paths and made seats for the new roof garden; this year we created a garden sculpture/entry sign and path in the lower garden.


To see more projects supported by NSET in the past please click here.