The club takes place on a Monday Lunchtime for children in Years 3-6 with Mrs Ovenden
Welcome to our School Gardening Club.
We are pleased to offer a lunchtime gardening club every Monday for budding young gardeners. We have a fantastic group of young gardeners who are always keen to put their gloves and aprons on and experience activities whatever the weather!
The aims of our club are:
to inspire the children to learn about gardening with hands-on experience of growing fruit, vegetables and plants. We have previously planted cabbages, cauliflowers, potatoes, runner beans, tomatoes, garlic and strawberries in the planters on the field. The fruits of our labour are shared with our keen gardeners! We also provide 'tasters' for the school! We are now busy planning what crops to grow for next season.
to make our garden as eco-friendly as possible through recycling and re-using - the children have great fun collecting leaves for our leaf mould compost!
to encourage wildlife into our garden - bird feeders, bird cake (fat balls) and water feeders are fun to make. Bug hotels are a must!
to maintain our beautiful flower beds and sensory garden which the Gardening Club has created for all to enjoy in the Quiet Area. Our young gardeners planted a sensory garden with herbs and continue to develop this area for taste, smell, feel and sound.
to use some of what we grow to raise funds, together with the kind and generous support from parents through donated vouchers, seeds, plants and compost.
We are lucky to have a great gardening set up in place thanks to the PBPS PTA who provided us with raised planters and a greenhouse. Our dedicated volunteers help to run the Gardening Club every week and our 'Busy Bee Gardener' at Coolings Nursery all contribute enormously to the success of the club.
Rainy days don't stop play! We have lots of indoor garden crafts and activities - the RHS provide some brilliant ideas!
Here at Pratt's Bottom Primary School, we recognise the importance of children experiencing the world beyond the classroom as part of their learning and development, so if you are interested in growing things then come and join our club! From a small plant pot to a large vegetable plot, gardening can be lots of fun.