Biodome Greenhouses in Brent Schools
List of Brent Schools with a Biodome
Kilburn Park Junior School
Lawrence Keel has seen the first hand impact the Biodome has had on the children in STEM. You can see their Biodome lite up the community like a burst of twinkling stars on Malvern road. (photo of Kilburn Park Jr Biodome)
Queens Park Community School or QPCS
Head Teacher: Judith Enright “Seven months on and the plants in the new ‘Bio-Dome’ are flourishing! With support from one of our Co-operative School enterprise partners ‘Field to Fork’, the students have managed to grow a crop of tomatoes, cucumber and peppers!”
Stonebridge Park School
Head Teacher: Sophie Allen The school will have their Biodome installed this May 28th 2017.
Ark Franklin Primary School
Head Teacher: Janine Ryan is enjoying watching her pupils line up during lessons in the Biodome to measure and discover growth of their fresh produce and plants. It looks beautiful on their newly designed outside space viewed from Harvist road.
Oakington Manor School
Head Teacher: Mrs Sylvia Libson. Children are learning about how to look after the fresh produce growing and aim to give the produce to families in need in the community.
Mount Stewart Junior School
Head Teacher: Mrs Ninvalle Interim Head Teacher. Mount Stewart’s Biodome looks as if it’s about to take off into outer space and the children love their new learning environment as do their parents. (photo of Mayor of Brent at opening of Biodome at school Autumn 2016 term.)
Head Teachers in Brent schools see the need for Biodome Greenhouses
Installation of Biodome at Kilburn Park Junior School
Have you seen any of the Biodome greenhouse at a school near yours here in Brent?
In 2015 Biodome Systems launched a plan to get a Biodome into every school in the country by 2030. That’s a big goal especially since there are over 25k schools in the UK. But the CEO Jamie Clarke, sees it as achievable and worth trying for children’s sake. The Biodome greenhouse allows students to plant and harvest there own vegetables, including flowers and plants that would otherwise not be able to blossom in the ever-changing climate here in the UK.
Did you know that most children in the UK don’t even know that vegetables are grown on farms? Here’s a link to an article written a few years ago on just that. It really is a shame to think that this is a reality.
Biodome Systems aims to change that unawareness to awareness in UK children. Knowledge is power and Biodome Systems want our UK kids knowledgeable about the food they eat. And to get their hands dirty learning during the process. Brent is one of the first boroughs to get on board with the product and to great success. Six schools in Brent have purchased a Biodome already.
Children are gaining an understanding of the food process and teachers have added it into their STEM curriculum. They see the need and the positive impact it is having on the children in their schools.Funding for a Biodome.
Some schools in Brent have used their Pupil Premium to purchase their Biodome, whereas other’s have obtained funding from the Big Lottery. There are other funding opportunities that Biodome Systems would like to share with any head teacher that would be interested in having a Biodome in their school.
For any enquiries please get in touch with your Brent Representative Miss KK Harris on and she’ll be happy to go through the funding options available.
Photo taken at Kilburn Park Junior School