The Argyle Garden

 

IMG 3616Hidden away within the school grounds, visitors are frequently amazed by our tranquil garden area. Over the past few years we have developed the garden so that it has become well established within our curriculum.

Children learn about sustainability and have the opportunity to grow and harvest their own vegetables including potatoes, tomatoes, beans and curly kale.This year we invested in a polytunnel to enable plants less resistant to the local climate to be grown.

In the garden there are several varieties of tree including an ornamental cherry, a crab apple and a fig. As well as helping create a stimulating outdoor space they support children's learning about seasonal changes.

 Children who are interested also have the opportunity further develop their interests by joining our Gardening Club run by an expert gardener.

 We also have a pond where children are able to observe the life cycle of the frogs and other wildlife. Children across the school are able to hunt for minibeasts and discover their natural habitats.

Year 5 children harvested produce from the garden including cougettes and runner beans. This was then used by parents to make a delicious harvest lunch.

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