The gardening club is available throughout the year and provides an opportunity for children to learn about growing plants, recycling and wildlife.
We grow most of our plants from seed allowing children to experience the life cycle of a plant first hand.
This year we have grown a variety of fruit and vegetables and are planning to grow many more over the coming months. The children have also had fun doing all sorts of other activities from weeding, finding mini-beasts, planting out seedlings and watering the garden. We are also planning to have a party at the end of the term where we can eat their hard work!
The club is also working hard to encourage wildlife into our garden by recycling and reusing a variety of containers into bird feeds, bird houses and hope to make insect houses in the coming weeks.
The aims of the club are:
- For the children to enjoy lots of hands-on experience of growing.
- To make the garden is as eco-friendly as possible, reducing, recycling and reusing as much as we can.
- To create a beautiful spot in our gardening area of the school, which offers plenty that tastes, smells, feels, sounds and looks great.
- To sell some of the produce that is grown by the children to raise funds for our school’s outdoor area.
We also entered the Wakefield Schools in Bloom competition with our recycled plant pots – Thank you to all of you who voted for us. Unfortunately, we didn’t win this time but we had lots of fun making our entries.