KS3 pupils spent an afternoon down at our newly acquired allotment, which needs much attention due to it being quite overgrown.
They worked extremely hard to make a start with weeding and giving ideas on how the allotment can be organised so that we can start to grow fruits and vegetables to use in school. Students will also be using wooden pallets in D & T lessons to create their own container boxes to grow the produce.
We also have a small vegetable patch alongside our school building where pupils picked some lovely radishes that they had grown and we are waiting on the carrots, courgettes and tomatoes to ripen. This was set up as part of our Forest School activities to teach pupils about sustainability and also how to care for their environment.
As part of our Community Engagement programme, we are to ask our local Morrison’s store to donate compost and bark to help with our vision for the allotment. Our allotment will not only be used to grow some wonderful produce for the school but will also be used for our new offer of a BTec ‘Land Management’ course for our KS4 pupils, which will be starting in September.
Thank you to our amazing students for their hard work and dedication to our new allotment, we cannot wait to see what beautiful produce we can grow!