As many of you know, Caspian Street Allotments are just around the corner from the school and each year our Year 3 pupils make many visits there to dig, sow seeds, water, weed and eventually harvest (and eat!). Gardening and cooking, including looking after our hens, are valued highly at Brunswick Park for the life skills they teach and for the huge number of crosscurricular learning opportunities they provide: measurement, calculation, discussion, writing, planning, presentation, co-operation and teamwork, developing independence and taking responsibility.
To do these the school maintains three plots on the part of the Caspian Street site that is reserved for local community groups and the Caspian Street Allotment Association is now looking to attract more groups to fill recently vacated plots.
Are you a member of a local community group such as a residents’ association or local authority tenants’ group? Are you involved with a youth centre or any organisation that brings local people together? Would you be keen to form a parents and children gardening group made up of families in your neighbourhood?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions and your group is interested in taking over a plot in Caspian Street Allotments Community Area then please contact our Teaching Assistant for Special Projects, Jonny White, via the school office, by email jwhite210.lgflmail.org or simply speak to him most afternoons at home time – he’ll be in the House Kitchen in the corner of the Key Stage 2 playground.