Our school is very fortunate to have a very large outdoor area, with lots of interesting things going on:
Gardening club meets regularly once weekly and every child has a chance to join. Additionally, every child and staff member has a chance to eat what we grow because the produce goes to Mrs Eley in the school kitchen.
We have several raised beds that yield excellent produce throughout the year. We put the good crops down to the horse manure regularly donated by a kind local farmer and the fact that the raised beds get a lot of sun. Also, St Michael’s pupils definitely have green fingers!
We have grown: artichokes, beetroot, borage, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, cucamelons, French beans, cape gooseberries, New Zealand yams, Melons, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, strawberries and raspberries. We also grow flowers.
We have made elderflower cordial from the school elderflowers and plan to make rose-hip syrup.