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


Ashchurch Primary School

Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury,

Gloucestershire GL20 8LA

Main Contact:

Headteacher: Richard Gibson

01684 292376

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