The Newsham Primary Community are very keen gardeners!
In a project earlier this year, a team of pupils were elected to establish a Newsham outdoor area to be proud of. The pupils chosen began working under the name Ground Force Team! The list of promises Ground Force Team are now delivering on include a garden behind the Lighthouse (the old Caretaker’s bungalow). It will include;
- An outdoor pet
- Raised beds
- A minibeast hotel
- A wormery
This summer, as a practice, we grew plants in the classrooms. Some of this food has ended up as part of our healthy school dinners. With a full garden planned we are hoping to increase how much of our own produce is served at lunchtimes.
Undertaking such a big project would be hard to do alone, and in true Newsham fashion we have received help from many areas. Friends of Newsham have been incredibly generous with their time and money, and have even helped us secure some grants to help us along.
Parent and wider family members have helped staff and pupils at weekends with digging, weeding moving and planting.
The project is really coming together. Please follow the blog to see where we are up to.