Year 6 have enjoyed taking part in the Cumbria in Bloom School Gardening Competition. The project allowed the children to transform some unused flowerbeds into amazing vegetable and herb gardens. Throughout the experience, there were many links to different subjects and we all enjoyed the real life learning. In Mathematics, we used our measuring skill’s to work out the area, perimeter and volume of the beds, as well as working out averages and plotting graphs. We discovered where our food came from, designed and made a rhubarb crumble, took part in P4C lessons and many more learning experiences. We wrote a letter to different businesses asking for their help, and we received a generous donation of compost from The Pot Place at Plumpton. Following their help, we could then begin to take our garden designs, and plant the seeds and cuttings into the beds. We really appreciated the help of our Mini Police and Grasmere class to help us get the school grounds looking their best for when the judges arrived, and we received some lovely feedback.
On Friday 5th July, we were invited to an Awards Ceremony, where we were presented with an ‘Advancing Award’ for our garden – a great achievement for our first year. We hope that this will be the start of some exciting opportunities for the future!