Skillzbox - Coventry Community Peace Orchard

Normandy Day UK

Based at the Coventry Community Peace Orchard, Skillzbox is an n eco-therapy & skills development project for children & vulnerable adults that brings together arts, crafts, heritage & nature conservation.

Visitor Information

Coundon Hall Park
Tamworth Road entrance
Tamworth Road
Coventry
West Midlands
CV7 8JG

The Coventry Community Peace Orchard is a short walk from the car park via a connecting footpath (due to be constructed in April 2019). Direction signs will be installed in May 2019. Located in a public park, the Peace Orchard is open to the public 24/7. Visit www.peaceorchard.co.uk for a peace and reconciliation education resource and information about D-Day and how to manage an apple orchard.

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Photos of the site

Orchard Peace Picnic 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Cardinal Newman School students

Monday, November 5, 2018

Cardinal Newman school

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Peace Orchard apple blossom

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Performance by the Chase Jazzmen at the Peace Orchard as part of the Coventry's Bands in the Park programme to mark Armed Forces Day 29/06/2019 - 13:00 40 Mostly adults 25+
Peace Picnic with the community, primary & secondary school students & Lord Mayor for 75th anniversary of D-Day to celebrate achievements 06/06/2019 - 12:00 400 Mixed ages
Practical laser art workshop with secondary school students & professional carpenter to design & make giant art works for Peace Orchard 03/06/2019 - 16:15 10 12 – 15 years
Practical skills workshops with secondary school students to design & make laser-etched giant apple art works for Peace Orchard 03/05/2019 - 16:15 8 12 – 15 years
Practical skills workshop with Cardinal Newman student & professional carpenter making Peace Orchard seats, benches & plaques from scratch 20/05/2019 - 16:15 8 12 – 15 years
Wood-cutting demonstration for Cardinal Newman students with mobile saw-mill & locally felled trees to make Peace Orchard seats & benches 17/05/2019 - 09:45 60 Mostly young people 12-25
BBC Gardener's World filming at Peace Orchard with Dennis Davison, MBE, BEM, D-Day veteran & charity founder - screened on BBC 2 on 7/6/19. 16/05/2019 - 10:00 7 Mostly adults 25+
Event planning, seating, signage & artwork design workshops with Cardinal Newman school students 13/05/2019 - 16:15 14 12 – 15 years
Event planning & seating, signage, artwork & web site design workshop with Cardinal Newman students 29/04/2019 - 16:30 8 12 – 15 years
Wildflower plug planting as eco-therapy for young people recovering from mental illness with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's TEaM project 24/04/2019 - 11:00 10 20 – 25 years
Wildflower plug planting with Keresley Grange junior school children 05/04/2019 - 13:00 10 Mostly families or children under 12
Wildflower plug planting with Cardinal Newman school students for practical conservation skills experience 11/04/2019 - 13:00 61 12 – 15 years
Peace Orchard Friends Group pruning training event with residents & conservation groups 27/03/2019 - 10:30 7 Mostly adults 25+
Event planning and seating, signage & artwork design workshops with Cardinal Newman school students 25/03/2019 - 16:15 8 12 – 15 years
Event planning and seating, signage & artwork design workshops with Cardinal Newman school students 18/03/2019 - 16:15 14 12 – 15 years
Event planning and seating, signage & artwork design workshops with Cardinal Newman school students 03/11/2019 - 16:15 16 12 – 15 years
Community pruning workshop Saturday 23rd February 2019 23/02/2019 - 12:30 -15 Mixed ages