Gardening at School

We are very lucky at Ashchurch Primary School to have our own allotment alongside our playing field. Mrs Willis leads the gardening activities and the children in Sapphire class have a weekly gardening session.

We believe that gardening provides us with the opportunity to teach most areas of the National Curriculum outside the classroom. Gardening also provides many other benefits: –

  • Children learn better outside
  • An awareness of healthy eating
  • Contact with nature
  • Support of the sustainable schools initiative
  • Local and global learning
  • Gardening knowledge
  • Contact with the wider community
  • Physical exercise
  • Social skills
  • Improved self confidence


Gardening Resources

Mrs Willis and Sapphire class have put together the following wish list and would very much welcome any kind donations:

  • Garden compost
  • Watering cans (any size)
  • Tubs and containers
  • Gloves
  • Aprons (PVC)
  • Seasonal seeds for planting
  • Cuttings
  • Tools
  • Canes/Plant sticks
  • Bird feed

Spring 2015 update

A big thank-you for the many MorrisonS Gardening Club vouchers collected. This has enabled us to order all of our vegetable and flower seeds for the whole year, as well as a poly-tunnel and protective netting which will keep the birds away from our valuable plants!

We have just started to venture back into the garden now and already we have over-wintered garlic, onions, broad beans, cress, and broccoli sprouting spears emerging from the ground.  This is the start of a fantastic year ahead where we intend to not only grow and eat our own produce, but also to plant flowers, create a herb wheel and develop our fruit area.

Over the next few weeks we plan to plant a number of trees next to our vegetable patch so if any parents can spare an hour from 1-2 on a Friday afternoon to help out please let Mrs Willis know.

Again, many thanks for all of your support – from the parents who come in and dig to those who send in packets of seeds and plants and to those who collect the Morrisons vouchers!

Ashchurch Primary School

Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury,

Gloucestershire GL20 8LA

Main Contact:

Headteacher: Richard Gibson

01684 292376

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