School Garden

‘Contact with the natural world can also be wonderfully nurturing for children, as they make connections with natural environment, learn about the cyclic nature of the seasons, and begin to find out more about where their food comes from. It is often the children who find it hard to engage in the classroom, who really come into their own and are able to shine in the physical activity of the outdoors.’

(http://www.gardeningwithchildren.co.uk)

About our garden

The school garden originated from Mr Davis and Miss Fink’s joint ideas in 2007 for a ‘reward activity’ for pupils within the school. (As part of our whole-school reward system pupils are permitted to participate in ‘Enrichment Activities’ every Friday afternoon.) This in turn led to the creation of the ‘Garden Club’.

The school garden has since developed from a small vegetable patch (2007) situated in an area of unused space within the school grounds to a large plot now consisting of several raised beds, recycling and compost area, 3 vegetable patches, eco-greenhouse, herb garden and orchard. (2009)

Vision

To create a sustainable school garden that is accessible to all of our pupils and enrich their learning.

 Garden