Rise Academy is developing a programme in partnership with the RANK Foundation to utilize the Oak Road Community Pond. It aims to create a ‘community foraging’ area at the forgotten local fishing pond.
The foraging area is being developed and maintained by students from Rise Academy in partnership with the Rise Learning Sanctuary, non-English speaking students new to the city.
The project will collaboratively bring together ten different cultures and languages to create an environmental legacy area for the people of Hull.
The community area will include seasonal fruit trees, soft fruit and nut bushes, vegetables and herbs all edible and when in season available for the local community to forage.
The festival adopts the theme of freedom, which creates an awareness of the unexpected collaboration between young migrants and disadvantaged students. They will plan and produce the arts festival close to the Oak Road boathouse which led an avant-guard arts movement that challenged rules and promoted artistic creation.
The festival will host a display of music, arts, crafts and multicultural cuisine, around the beauty of the forgotten Oak Road Lake.