The gardening club at Chaucer Junior School has been running for the past 13 years. The club initially started with six pupils, there are now around 100, roughly half the school. The pupils range from 7 to 11 years old. The pupils grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruits and flowers, and are extremely proud of what they have achieved.
The school garden club has extended their garden out into their community and alongside the local council, have created beautiful floral displays in the town centre, including the Cenotaph, and at the Green Flag Victoria Park too.
They also decided that it would be nice that when they had harvested some of their crops, they would take them down to the local foodbank to further support the community.
Kerry said: “The garden is a great place for children to learn new skills, as well as socialise in a different environment to what they are used to. The children have learned a great level of respect for the environment and each other, they are now taking this back into the classroom. The team at Chaucer Junior School take part in lots of projects throughout the year and hope to continue to do so over the coming years. The prize money will help towards creating a new garden area in the school.”
David said: “This school is an inspiration, with over 100 children in the gardening club what a great statement of success. The teachers and supporters have a right to feel proud of what they have achieved.”