Hello my name is Mrs Squelch and l run the gardening group on two afternoons a week. We are lucky at Ashleigh to have such a wonderful resource which is a place to nurture and help children to develop to their full potential.
The garden started to be developed in 2008 and is now well established providing a variety of fruit and vegetables for the children and the school kitchen.
The children in the garden groups learn about planting seeds, pricking out, planting, composting, weeding and how to use tools safely and develop lots of 'life skills'.
This enables me to take a full class into the garden and organise special events with the gardening group acting as mentors passing their skills and knowledge onto the younger children.
I hope you enjoy looking at how we use our garden throughout the year.
Please see our Galleries for all the lovely photos