We are incredibly fortunate at Wilcombe Primary to have extensive grounds. As well as a sports field, these include an environment area with pond and tables that the children can work at when the weather allows. There are raised beds for gardening, a greenhouse and fruit trees in the grounds.
Children in years 3 and 5 take it in turns on a fortnightly basis to tend the beds and grow a variety of vegetables, salad crops and soft fruits. These are then used in the classroom during cooking sessions to give the children a real ‘plot to plate’ experience.