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Afterschool Gardening Club 2022







This week the children planted up the beds with an array of vegetables including carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and pumpkins to name but a few. 



The children learned how to handle seedlings when transferring from pots and the importance of not damaging the stem. Once all the plants were in, the children took it in turns to water them in - a task they really enjoy!




 We managed to find a little time at the end of the session to become acquainted with the school goats!    



At the end of the session the 'Star Grower' Award was presented to a young gardener who did a fantastic job with all tasks and ventured in with the goats despite being initially hesitant. WELL DONE!


The Star Grower Award will be presented each week. 







 After learning about different tools and how to use them safely, the children prepared the soil in the newly refurbished beds ready for planting .  In the coming weeks, seeds of various fruits and vegetables will be sown and all resulting produce will be incorporated into the school lunch menu by Chef Mark and his team. This week the catering team made a delicious crumble using the harvested rhubarb.






The children planted two varieties of potatoes, courtesy of Grow Your Own Potatoes who provided the school with a free potato growing kit.




Sweetpea flower seeds that were harvested by last years gardening group had been sown before the Easter break and were ready to be planted out. We're hoping to get plenty of fragrant booms from these this year! 


The children helped create wigwam structures to support the sweetpeas and runner beans.









Afterschool Gardening Club 2021 

Our young gardeners/farmers have had a fantastic growing season this year. 


From starting out the season sowing seeds, to harvesting produce and supplying the school kitchen - it really has been a true 'farm to fork' experience! 



As well gardening, the children had a great time tending to the farm animals, pond dipping and observing the wildlife patch.