We have created a beautiful spot in the centre of the school which is appealing to all the senses, helps children learn more about food production, develops skills for self sufficiency, and is fun!
We offer gardening club for Key Stage 2 children. There is also the opportunity for children to work alongside an adult in the garden at lunchtimes. Children in Key Stage 1 have the opportunity to garden with their class and look after the plants in their playground.
We aim for the children to enjoy lots of hands-on experience of gardening. We grow fruit, vegetables and flowers and take into account what the children would like to grow.
We try to make the garden as eco-friendly as possible, reducing, reusing and recycling as much as we can. We are looking into greenhouses to ensure a longer growing season. We are trying to garden organically and are try to compost where we can.
We work frugally, using some of what we grow to raise funds. Donations of vouchers, seeds and seedlings are always appreciated! Our produce is used by the school cook and enjoyed by children having school dinners. We are currently developing a link with the Sutton Food Bank where we will donate produce on a regular basis.
Our garden was joint winner of Merton in Bloom in 2016 and we have achieved the second highest level of awards from the Royal Horticultural Society. If you are interested in helping out with the garden, please contact the school office.