Overleigh St Mary's CE Primary School Peace Garden

A project by: Sarah Jackson



from 42 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 28 Jun 2019
Raising funds to create a Peace Garden, we are also making eco bricks for the garden. Please support


Number of students that will benefit: 395

Age of students: 4-11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 9.3%


About us

Overleigh St Mary's CE Primary School is a large two form entry school based in the in the beautiful and historical City of Chester.

What do we want?

Our school would like to create a Peace Garden. This will be a quiet area where children and adults can reflect and/or pray. The garden will be made of sensory materials and be an inspiring place to visit. 

There will be a path or patio made of ecobricks. Children and families are being asked to make ecobricks for the area, this will help raise awareness of plastic waste to our community.

Who is this for?

The area is for our whole school to use across a range of subjects. The path will be located by our outside classroom and therefore encourage the use of the outside space.

Why do we want it?

The children are involved in the project on many levels, from designing the area, recycling plastics to make the ecobricks which will be used to make a path or patio. Children will be involved in the planning and construction of the path. The completed Peace Garden will be an area of reflection for the whole school community.


Top Soil - £50.00

Compost - £25.00

Sensory Plants - £80.00

Climbing Plants - £30

Solar Powered water feature - £65.00

Trellis - £40

Sensory path items including, pebbles, wood, sand etc - £150.00

Gardening items for the children including gloves, trowels - £60

Ecobricks are free and will be provided by the children and families of our school.

Sub total = £500 (Inc VAT* & delivery) 

+3% payment processing fees (charged by the payment provider)

Grand Total = £515


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy a bench or raised planter for the Peace Garden.


Please do donate, but if you can't donate right now you can help us in other ways! Share this project with anyone you think would support us. Share the link at the top of the page on Twitter, Facebook, email, your website, blog, mention us in a phone call or even just a chat over the fence! Please support us and help make a difference to our students.

Rocket Fund is a pilot project by Nesta. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833