Sunday, 21 June 2009

starting them young

My oldest son's junior school has, over the last year or so, developed a lovely courtyard garden at the school which is tended by pupils through the School Gardening Club.

Last year they created an Edible Garden for the Malvern Autumn Show, where their efforts were awarded with the presentation of a bronze medal. This has spurred the staff and pupils on and this year they have created a mini-allotment on the school grounds and have been very successful in growing all sorts of vegetables which will be used in the school. There was even a potato growing competition with every class carefully nurturing a bucket of potatoes.

The gardening initiative is led by Shane Gue, one of the teachers at the school and he has created a blog recording the work of the pupils. Check it out for yourself and you will get a flavour of the obvious enthusiasm the pupils have for gardening. Click here to access the School Gardening Cluster blog.

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