Grow your own five-a-day!
Gardening is a great way to show children where their five-a-day come from.
It can be linked to all aspects of the curriculum in a practical way and with the benefit of working in the fresh air.
It gets children (and staff!) physically active, promotes teamwork, empathy with their local environment AND you get to eat the fruits of your labours! Trewirgie School has its own allotment where they have grown their own vegetables and taken them to the school kitchen to be cooked for school dinners!
If you are thinking of setting up a gardening club you may find the following websites useful:
- Growing Schools
- Garden Organic, schools pages
- Royal Horticultural Society's campaign for school gardening
- Grow Your Own Potatoes
Schools wishing to make a positive contribution to the environment can register, together with their pupils, to become an Eco School.