Monday, 27 October 2008

My colleague Pauline Gavin, headteacher at St Bartholomew's CE Primary School sent me some information about a brilliant project the school has been involved in...

The school has been involved in the growit, cookit, filmit, askit project for the last two years and featured in the 'open futures' linking learning and life publication under the headline 'Not a blade of grass'.

is an education initiative for Primary Schools funded and directed by The Helen Hamlyn Trust. Its purpose is to help children discover and develop practical skills, personal interests and values which will contribute to their education and enhance their adult lives.

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” Graham Greene

St Bartholomew's decided to start growit with its youngest children and gradually extend it across the school. With the support of the Royal Horticultural Society and a dedicated teaching assistant the children planted a wide variety of vegetables and herbs. Hanging baskets and a potting shed followed supported by parents and local businesses. The children and colleagues at St Bartholomew's have caught the gardening bug big time and the project appears to be going from strength to strength.

If you want to find out more about 'growit, cookit, filmit, askit' visit their website at

No comments: