We would like to say a huge thank you to the teachers that came into school over the summer holidays and watered the vegetables in the biodome and the surrounding planters.
A special thank you needs to go to the Blyth family! They also came into school in the holidays and took care of our flowers and vegetables. Our Green Team captain even worked in the biodome on his birthday! This is yet another sign of his commitment towards the Green Team.
The family also used the courgettes that they harvested from school to make a delicious spaghetti bolognaise!
Our Green Team are delighted to announce that on the 22nd of November 2017 they planted the first tree that will make up the Crabtree Farm orchard. The children, complete with gardening tools and wellies, really enjoyed getting their hands dirty!
They were joined by Matt Youdale from Arch Communications who has kindly donated the money to help us expand our orchard and develop a new forage trail. We will invite Mr Youdale back to school once the orchard has become established to help us harvest our first crop.
The children at Crabtree Farm are involved in all the growing and harvesting of the vegetables we grow. They also help to plant and look after the flowers around school.
Green Team meet every week and do lots of work too. We also have two very special members of Green Team! Nicole and Annmarie work really hard every week completing a long list of jobs that Miss Walton gives them! They do the jobs that are too difficult or dangerous for the children to do. This includes clearing the planters of weeds and composting large amounts of fruit waste, plus much much more. Miss Walton really appreciates all the work they do for school and couldn't do her job without them.
Food for Life is a school awards programme about making good food the easy choice for everyone – making healthy, tasty and sustainable meals the norm for all to enjoy, reconnecting children with where their food comes from, teaching them how it’s grown and cooked, and championing the importance of well-sourced ingredients.
The Food for Life Schools Awards demonstrates that our school is doing some fantastic work to provide healthy school meals, great lunchtimes and food education and that this all has a positive impact on both our pupils and our wider community.
We achieved the Bronze level for this awards programme in December 2016 and we are delighted to let you all know that we are one of only 60 schools in the country that have been awarded the Silver level.
We have been able to achieve this award due to our commitment at Crabtree Farm to involve all our children in growing vegetables and flowers in our Biodome. We were recognised as a school that offers cooking lessons to our p...
Steph, our school cook was delighted to receive the sweetcorn that the children have harvested this morning! The children have really enjoyed watching the corn grow and it will definitely be added to our growing calendar for this academic year. Steph has prepared the sweetcorn ready for lunch time today!
Today we handed over another crop harvested from our very own Biodome! These delicious carrots were grown from seed by our pupils and have been handed over to our School Cook, Steph, to make into something tasty!