We developed an allotment area and poly-tunnel on our school site. All pupils have the opportunity to take part in horticulture lessons. Some enjoy this as a sensory experience, whilst others are actively engaged in growing produce- which is then cooked in our kitchen and served for lunch!
Pupils gain an understanding of the growing cycle, where their food comes from and the variety of foods that can be grown. Classes can take part in the Growing the Largest Sunflower competition- a hotly contested event!
The skills that they learn at both Carrymore and Magdalen Farm are then transferred to school.