Garden Renovation, Pioneer Academies, Design For Change School Challenge
The Garden Renovation
We were part of a bigger group of students which
were concentrating on the garden..We chose to
divide ourselves into smaller groups to get more
work done.Thus the Fountain Group was born...
Meet the team
● We observed the need for the fountain to be cleaned as it was a
health risk to everyone in the surrounding areas.
● It was a blemish to our beautiful school lawns
● The fact that the gardeners have to buy their vegetables with the
salary that they get while there is space to grow their own ones for
The areas we would like to see changed is the interior of the fountain,
the area around the fountain and the fountain fence
We found the fountain
was filled with dirty
water which had
mosquitos and rocks in
it.We realised that it
was a health risk to
everyone in the
fountain as it
was rusty and
the paint was
Take out the
and debris from
around it) Put
soil for the
Final Ideas :
● Paint fence
● Clean area
● Put leaves as
● Remove rocks
the rocks and
then lined the
The grass is
always greener on
the other side.
We put the rocks that we
removed from the
fountain around the
garden next to it.We
removed the weeds from
the garden therefore
making the garden more
In line with our schools value of caring we
decided to give our junior school learners
a chance to make a difference in
someone's life and the environment while
learning and having fun along the way.We
also believe that by inculcating strong
values while they are very young we let
them grow up as caring people and a
valuable asset to the community.
The little ones were
very eager to help us
and we really
enjoyed working with
By removing the
weeds and dirt
from the garden
we gave the plants
a new lease on life.
A new broom may
sweep clean but an
old broom knows the
Our team worked
very hard to make
sure the interior of
the fountain was
rock and dust free.
We felt very proud to work with such a dedicated
and willing team of students
They worked tirelessly every Friday braving the cold
and heat to make a difference for our gardeners and
Our project has changed the gardeners lives
for the better.We also reduced the chances of
sickness from the water and debris
We made the view from the office more
appealing by painting and straightening the
Mbali Shiba:I feel that I have improved as a person by helping .I improved the lives of the
Humairaa Gabru:I feel that I have grown as a person by helping the school and the community.
Zahraa Saloojee:I feel that just by this project I helped a lot of people.
John Mokoena:Knowing that our contributions as a group might improve the lives of other
people in the surrounding brings joy and makes me feel that I have done a good thing here at
Yousha Sader:I feel that everyone improved emotionally and physically while working on this
Jesse Leslie:I really enjoyed getting to know my fellow students better and it was a fun
Tariq Kamies:Working with water was really fun and I loved the fact that we are making a
difference in someone's life.
Jaden Johnson:I feel really proud that we have completed this project.
Michelle Mafada: I really loved the project and it was really nice getting along and bonding with
my fellow members.
Denzel Norman:I feel really proud to have made a difference in someone's life.