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St. John's allotment

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Our aim

To provide the children, families and those responsible for their care living in and around the area, a better start in life.

 

Objectives

•To provide a teaching and learning space for children and young people to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

•To bring an understanding about where the produce comes from.

•To engage in practical physical exercise.

•To promote a positive community atmosphere where all can work together.

•To eat locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, changing attitudes about food and maybe trying something new to eat.

•To enjoy being in the outside environment showing awareness and respect for wildlife that inhabits the environment.

 

 

We want to see all those that are involved in the project making healthy lifestyle choices - a healthy balanced diet, regular exercise and promoting community cohesion. All of this as they gain the knowledge needed to produce their crops and show respect for the outside environment.

 

 

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Allotment Working Party Meeting

In preparation for our working party meeting on Saturday 10th June we have been working hard over the half term break to clear some of the overgrowth with their strimmers.  Many thanks to Mrs Jones and her family, Mrs Middleton & Bohan's Grandpa Martin for freely giving your time to work hard in the hot sunny weather.  It is much appreciated.

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Picture 2 Mrs Middleton in the midst of strimming!
Picture 3 Carpark area before work commences
Picture 4 Carpark area fully strimmed - great job!

Grandparents' Day

 

Update - 8th May 2017

All of the seeds planted by our amazing grandparents have now grown and were planted into pots this weekend by our very talented Mrs Jones.  We'll have flowers and vegetables in no time at all.

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On 31st March we had a fantastic afternoon when the local community and 72 of our grandparents came into school for lunch with our children then spent the afternoon helping on our school allotment.  See our 'Latest news' section via link below for further details and photographs.

 

 

 

The school rent the allotment as part of our Food For Life partnership.  We are proud of the amazing space we have and the planting that is already in place.  The allotment is constantly under development; currently we have storage space for all the equipment needed, a greenhouse, a poly tunnel, compost bins and water storage areas, a bug hotel, fruit trees and raised bed planting.  All food grown on the allotment is used by the kitchen staff for our delicious school meals.  Our next aim is to fundraise enough money to enable us to develop a pond area.

Mrs Middleton runs the Gardening club and looks after our allotment.

Mrs Middleton runs the Gardening club and looks after our allotment. 1