Green Team

 Green Team

There is a Green Team for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The groups are made up of one child from each class for half a term. They spend 40 minutes during the school day or at lunchtime once a week, on a Monday.
 
The Green Team was founded by Ellie Bolton and Diane Jeffs and continues to be run by volunteer parents currently co-ordinated by Emma Houghton and Melissa Newton.
 
The Green Team gives each child at the school the opportunity to learn about gardening in a fun and enjoyable way, how we can produce our own fruit and vegetables and help the environment. We have an outdoor vegetable garden and a large polytunnel within the school grounds.
 
During their time on the Green Team the children might expect to do a variety of seasonal activities such as:

  • Sowing seeds
  • Taking cuttings
  • Transplanting
  • Harvesting
  • Cooking and tasting
  • Composting
  • Weeding
  • Improving the school grounds
  • Art in the landscape
  • Wildlife conservation

 
We also aim to include any topical curriculum work within the Green Team such as Greek Day , Invaders day and Healthy Eating.
 
Please do take a look at our garden. We welcome volunteers to help with the Green Team and also at our regular working parties which are designed to maintain and improve the school grounds.