We are 32 pupils from each year group, who love to be active outdoors, whatever the weather. We meet every week and are keen to develop our skills to prepare the soil, sow, plant and water.We are learning basic gardening terms and how to use gardening tools.
Who We Are
What We Do
Under the leadership of Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Emeny, pupils have developed skills in horticulture, conservation and a variety of outdoor crafts.
Pupils learn about composting – what can and cannot be composted – and how to build and turn a heap to aid decomposition. They are now in charge of collecting worms and waste to add to the compost. Additionally, produce from the school garden is not wasted, but sold to parents or supplies the school kitchen – and with over 480 pupils and staff mouths to feed daily – that’s a big undertaking. So along with the pleasures of growing and nurturing plants and seeds, pupils learn about the business and economic aspects of horticultural production and have learned the ‘value’ of growing things.
Make a Difference
- Pupils will learn to care for their environment with a daily litter duty.
- Build a bug hotel to make our school more wildlife friendly.
- Pupils will decide what they want to grow to eat and will sell surplus crops to parents, to learn about the economic aspects of horticulture.
- Create bird feeders and nesting boxes to encourage birds into the school garden.
Planting different types of plants will give me knowledge about various types of vegetables that we could grow.
I enjoy gardening because it is fascinating to see the plants grow.
I like gardening because I want to grow and sell vegetables and fruit to make money for the field.
Growing plants to eat is one reason why I want to join gardening club. By building a greenhouse we can protect the seedlings too.
I like planting flowers because they smell nice. I want to plant them around the garden sheds and plant blueberries outside.
I want to do gardening because I think it is fun. I think it is fun because I like to dig and plant.
My favourite thing about gardening is watching the plants grow and grow. I love planting because I love nature and I love growing plants and then I get to learn more about plants and have a greenhouse filled with plants by the end of the year.
Growing is a great thing to do because the seeds and bulbs you plant will one day grow into flowers or vegetables. My favourite thing about gardening is planting fruit and veg and then having it sent to the kitchen to eat, my favourites are strawberries.
Growing plants is fun because once seeds start to germinate they just grow and grow. Making bird feeders is great too, to attract lots of birds to our school grounds.
I like to garden. I think the plants are helpful because they give you oxygen to breathe.
I love gardening because you get to plant and grow vegetables and help the environment. My favourite plants are daffodils and sunflowers as they are so colourful.
I like gardening because I like watching all the flowers and plants grow and all the birds and creatures that come to the garden. I find gardening really fun.
The reason I like gardening is because you can pick the fruits you grow. I also like eating what I make. All the food we make will be sent to the dinner ladies so we will be able to eat what we grow.
I wanted to be in gardening club because I love to look after plants. I like to look at the buds whilst they grow because I find it fascinating to watch.
Planting is fun. I want to make the world a better place. I want to make the flowers bloom.
I would like to build bird houses and to explore the wonderful world of nature. Gardening would give me a job I love and I want to make our school even more eco-friendly.
Watching the plants grow is exciting and that is just one of the many reasons why I love gardening. Flowers help the environment and it is an exciting activity.
Helping plants grow is one of the reasons why I like gardening because after I have grown it I can eat the food i have grown. Gardening is very fun to do, especially planting and digging. I like growing different seeds because it is exciting to see what they will grow into.
I like gardening because when you put a seed into the ground, a few weeks or months later you will see what has happened. Your seed has grown into a tree or a wonderful flower. I also like gardening because when you have got fruit or vegetable in your garden then you will have fun picking it from your tree or pulling it from the ground.
I want to be in the gardening club because I want to help my school be eco-friendly. The reason I signed up is because I like nature and I work in my garden with or without my mum.
The reason why I joined the gardening club is because I love nature and I love to explore it. I am interested in how plants grow and learning about different types of plants.
Gardening is really educational because in science we learn about plants. I would love to be a gardener with a greenhouse because I love to watch things grow and come to life.
I want to be in gardening club because I can teach my parents all about it! I also like planting with my mum. Over the weekend I was planting bulbs which will bloom in the spring!
The reason why I want to be a gardener is that we can help the environment. Also it is amazing to watch the plant cycle and I would love to add food to the )so far empty) soil in the vegetable garden.
My favourite part of gardening is that we plant and weed.
I want to do gardening because I like to grow plants and eat the food. I think it’s amazing.
I want to be a gardener because I will put flowers around the garden sheds and if I get good at gardening I can help my family. Also I like to watch plants grow.
I want to plant vegetables for the cooks to use to make food for the school to eat.