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Allotment News

2017-2018

 

 

 

Allotment Reps

Robins Class  -  Janet  (Head Gardener), Annie & Jessica

 Owls Reps - Becca & Giles

Kingfishers Rep - Alice & Sarah

 

 

Big Dig at St. Andrew's School's Allotment

March 2018

Thank you to all BIG and small who helped to prepare our allotment for the summer. 

Things achieved today:

  •  Fixed gutter to other side of shed roof and sortedoverflow to fill pond
  • Got compost and dugged in / weed beds -
  • Built a flagpole / hops support 
  • Got woodchip and put on paths -
  • Cut the grass and did edges -
  • Put down pathclear on paths and outdoor classroom
  • Enjoyed craft activity for the children. 

Loads of jobs done today!! But most importantly, we had fun doing so, together.

Please click on flag below for a brief video of the session

and

underneath the picture are some pictures taken

of the people helping at the allotment.

Please click on picture above to view

Autumn Allotment Day 2017 video

Earth Day Celebration at the Allotment

April 2017

Earth Day aims to encourage people across the world

to be more environmentally friendly.

Click on picture below to view video

 

October 2016

Allotment Ground Force Day

 

 

It was brilliant to see such a lot of people on Sunday, a great chance to show off the allotment and outdoor classroom!  As well as harvesting potatoes, curly kale, Swiss chard, courgettes and beetroot, which were then taken home to be enjoyed!  We got some jobs done: painting benches St Andrew’s blue; repairing raised beds; taking out the old plants and weeds; adding compost.  This meant that the class trips to the allotment the next week were able to plant spinach, carrots, peas, spring onions and onions for harvesting next spring.

Talking about Harvest you may see some allotment hops, lavender and a pumpkin around the school in the run up to the Harvest Assembly.

For the first time we had a treasure hunt around the allotments, which the children enjoyed.  Another first was having more people than jobs, which meant it was a good social occasion, getting to know new families and old. 

 

July 2016

A super morning was had by Swallow Class at our school allotment and outdoor classroom. We transformed the classroom area with a large bug hotel, a beautiful musical sculpture and a reflective pear prayer tree. The children squealed with delight when digging for bugs to transport to the new hotel. A fun morning had by all.

 

September 2015 - Ground Force Allotment Day

 

 

"Pumpkins and wild flowers, the allotment has been busy over the summer"

Track Title: Down to the Allotment

Spring Allotment Ground Force Day

2.5.2015

"There was a small but happy gang of volunteers at the latest allotment day.  We did dig and replanted the herb garden and also some of the wild flower meadow.  The children in particular enjoyed helping the adults paint the shed St. Andrew's blue, watering plants and people, finding bugs and watching the nearby chickens.The rest of the plots are now ready for our pumpkins and some other plants which will go in soon.

Thank you to everyone who came to help!!