Bringing our allotment back to life 

Parent Governor, Sandra Butcher and Teacher Emma Raper have been the driving force behind a project to resurrect our neglected allotment back to its former glory.

There vision was to create a working kitchen garden where students could; plant, grow,  maintain, harvest and eat seasonal produce.

It was a real team effort, local business man, Ellis Adams from EA Digger Driver & Hire was very generous with his time and tools and enabled us to clear the ground ready for the next stage.

They also received kind donations from Asda and B&Q, our local residents were also keen to help and donated tools and supplies.

The kitchen garden started to take shape, new beds were assembled, filled with soil ready for students to plant seeds.

Fast forward a few months – students are tending to their new kitchen garden and their efforts have been rewarded with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables which are delivered to Food Studies where they are prepared, shared and enjoyed.

The allotment project has been a huge success on many levels; students learn how to grow their gown produce and how to turn them into healthy meals, those taking part in the The Duke of Edinburgh Awards volunteer to maintain the area. It is also another outdoor project which aids great mental and physical wellbeing.

Thank you to all involved

Carew is an amazing school for our son, he now shines academically and his social skills are outstanding since being part of Carew.  Most of all they understand his needs and support him daily.

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