Our school gardens have grown and developed from small ‘historically inspired’ beds for each class to what you see before you now. The original beds are now used for ornamental purposes and we now have a dedicated allotment patch where we have grow fruit and veg for the last 11 years.
During 2022 we were very fortunate to have a group of almost 30 volunteers from Barclays bank who refurbished and repainted our allotment planters making them weather and future-proof. We are very grateful to the Barclays employees for giving up their time and doing such an amazing job.
When our allotment was established, the original plan was to sell the fresh fruit and veg to school families however, this did not prove to be successful so chutneys and jams were made meaning that nothing went to waste. This approach proved so successful that this is what we have done ever since.