Parents’ Voice:

Allotment

As a school we are very fortunate to have our very own allotment.

Visiting the allotment is a firm favourite with the children.  They enjoy digging, planting, weeding and watering their very own class plot.

On the allotment we grow a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers.  We have also created an Insect Tower and habitats  for our native mammals, amphibians and reptiles.

Benefiting from being in the fresh air, the children experience the miracle of growth first hand and their self-esteem increases as they develop a sense of respect and fondness for their environment.  The children gain knowledge of a wide range of gardening skills and feel confident when using the tools.  They are so amazed and proud when they dig up their first, carrot, radish or potato from beneath the soil!

In 2019 Pashley celebrated the hard work of Mrs Hutchinson, Mr Geal, the Eco committee and all the children by  inviting in local Stephen Lloyd MP and representative from Plastic free Eastbourne to open our new bottle greenhouse. The greenhouse was made from 800 bottles collected from the children. Each child decorated one bottle. Mrs H and Mr G created the masterpiece on our allotment. The whole school are using this new greenhouse through our outdoor science learning.