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Science Week grant for Muamba

Science Week grant for Muamba

Two weeks of plant-related activities will be taking place with residents at a Bolton project for those experiencing homelessness after £1,000 was awarded by the British Science Association.

The work, at Muamba House, will take place during British Science Week in March and will provide a basis for the residents to go on to grow their own vegetables at the project, which is run by Adullam Homes Housing Association.

A range of simple but engaging activities is planned, with differentiation opportunities available for those who may struggle with reading and writing.

The first activity will get residents involved with planting seeds and completing simple worksheets based on hypothesis, with discussions on environmental conditions that plants need taking place.

For the second half of the session, the residents will conduct a flowers and dye experiment to demonstrate how plants are affected by the conditions in which they are placed.

The final piece of Science Week work will see residents take part in planting a range of vegetables, some outdoors and some in the greenhouse at Muamba House.

There is already talk of a gardening club being established following Science Week, where residents who are interested can continue learning about planting and growing a variety of plants.

Commenting on the plans, Jenny Morgan, Adullam Homes Regional Manager for the North West and Wales, said: “It’s great news that we have been awarded this Science Week grant, not only because it will enable some valuable learning and engagement during the week itself, but also because it will provide a starting point for a useful, longer-lasting piece of work.”

British Science Week 2022 takes place from March 11 to 20 and has the theme of growth.

Adullam Homes Housing Association celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022, having been established by Walter Moore MBE in 1972 with a single property bought with his own money to help homeless people. Today it provides specialist accommodation and services throughout the Midlands, North West, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Wales to support more than 1,000 people at any one time. It delivers quality housing, deliver tailored support plans, training, education, and employment opportunities to help people achieve stable lives and realise their full potential.