Over the summer we have transformed our playground into an Edible Playground. We have transformed the school grounds by creating lots of green space for the children, including a running track in the middle to get our children active.
The school grounds are now a vibrant outdoor space for playing, sport, growing and education! By transforming our school into an oasis for growing fresh fruit and vegetables we are installing the principals of eating healthy food in our children, so we can tackle childhood obesity.
Once we have our first harvest we will be opening up the children’s kitchen (in our dining centre) to parents/carers so that they too can support the school in trying to encourage us in our campaign towards healthy eating.
Healthy eating and the new garden will become embedded in our school’s curriculum we will have gardening champions so all children will be involved in the garden. Despite there being potentially some problems in having a two site school we are now proud to say that we have two beautiful gardens on each site and two greenhouses for propagation. The whole process from seed to plate will shared with our children. Let’s get growing!
English Martyrs now has an edible playground, we’re growing plants for the children to eat! In the pictures below, Year 1 and 2 have been tasting a variety of healthy foods! Which one was their favourite?
Here are a couple of pictures of some of our year six pupils planting new crops for our edible garden.
Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view.