Primary school growing together with community in garden project

Garden project at Surrey Street Primary School, Luton.
Garden project at Surrey Street Primary School, Luton.
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A gardening project at a Luton school involving pupils, staff and parents has been running to help develop an understanding of where food comes from.

Surrey Street Primary launched Growing Together as a community scheme and it has already made great progress.

Surrey Street Primary School, Luton, garden project.

Surrey Street Primary School, Luton, garden project.

School pupils and staff have been busy developing a grassy area at the front of the school, near the staff car park.

The piece of ground will be landscaped to accommodate seven garden rooms, which is one for each year group.

The children, throughout the course of the year, will be involved in gardening and cooking projects linked to art and DT. During the summer term children will be cooking the produce they have grown and developing their understanding of where food comes from.

Along with this project the school have been running Dig Days or Family Action Days where families are invited into school to help create a path in the garden, plant a wild meadow, plant fruit bushes and even toast marsh mallows round a campfire.

Future plans include looking at running a gardening club for parents in the spring term and a cooking course in the summer term using their home grown produce.

Visit http://www.surreystreetprimary.com/growing-together for more information and pictures.