Gardening Club

Join us every Thursday after school for Gardening Club- 3pm till 4pm.

Dig out your wellies and help us get our garden growing.

If you are interested speak to Mrs Heaver in the Harvey Centre.


July 2018

It has been a hot few weeks in gardening club as the sun has made the ground too hard to dig.

We have been busy watering the Jubilee tubs and our sunflowers and have managed to harvest a few new potatoes.

We had a second picking from our rhubarb and one of the students took it home and returned having made it in to crumbles which were lovely.

The broad beans sadly shrivelled in the heat giving us only a handful of produce so we will try them again next Spring.

We hope to be able to lift the carrots and garlic from the ground before the summer break.

In September we have new plans to make the garden easier to manage and more productive so watch this space for more info.

Happy Gardening

Mrs Heaver


June 2018

Our first Orchards organic radishes were picked in gardening club today and shared with some of the teachers.

Mrs Heaver

January 2018


We will be taking a break from Thursday Gardening Club until after February half term. Main reason being the ground is too hard and its too cold and getting dark at 3pm.

We have some onions and garlic currently growing in the garden and we have planted some spring bulbs but all of those will be ok till February without much input.


Potatoes will be our next project and then we will look ahead to spring and getting the garden to come alive again.

Mrs Heaver.




Gardening club was very cold tonight but we braved the icy wind to plant our spring bulbs and then warmed up with mugs of hot blackcurrant.



November 2017

November Gardening club started the carrot harvest, we still have lots more growing so can pick again over the next couple of weeks .

Today we will be planting onion sets and we hope they will give us  a good onion crop in the Spring. The garlic is growing well and the few surviving red cabbages are getting fatter!

The late summer rhubarb and strawberries are dying off and we hope they will give us a good yield next year.

We need a few more gardening club volunteers so if you are interested join us after school on Thursday from 3pm till 4pm - we meet in the Harvey Centre.


Mrs Heaver


October 2017 Gardening update


We picked our pumpkin crop prior to half term and the students took them home along with recipes for pumpkin soup and pumpkin muffins.

Mrs Heaver used hers for pumpkin soup and brought some in this week for a tasting session.

See photos of pumpkin harvest and the soup.


Growing now in the garden we have garlic and carrots.

Digging has started to prep half the plot for winter.

We will be covering it with manure and a plastic sheet to help it mature over the winter.

Plans for a couple more winter crops in the remaining part of garden are underway.


6th October 2017

Yesterday we picked our rhubarb during gardening club and Henry kindly took it home and turned it into a crumble overnight which will be tasted by the gardening club at lunch today.

September 2017

Photos from the garden project...still early days but our preparation work, future ideas and diary blogs have enabled us to complete levels 1 and 2 of the RHS gardening award.

Well done to all who are taking part with this!

Mrs Heaver