Our Growing Space
Designed by Steph
At the start of 2017, we decided to re- vamp our garden to make it a more age appropriate play space for the children. We wanted it to become a place where they can read about growth and the life cycle of plants, as well as take some responsibility for small tasks such as planting their own seeds and caring for them.
We needed to start by trying to clear as much as we could. We were lucky enough to have the help of Bea and the 1st Truro Beaver group who came down in their evenings to help us.
Bea and the Beavers
We entered the Truro in Bloom category for the " Best kept are maintained by children" and also the " Best kept school garden" To our surprise we came third in both. We had certificates which we displayed and we were also awarded some gift vouchers to spend at Mallets.
In the Autumn of 2017 the 1st Truro Beavers were chosen for the Tesco bags of help scheme. Once all the tokens had been collected they were awarded a whopping £1000 in May 2018. They decided to work with Leaps and bounds to continue to develop our garden. This was to help them achieve their helping others badges.
By the Summer of 2018 the garden was being used daily by the children, taking it in turns to water the plants and flowers. They were able to pick some of their own produce like strawberries and tomatoes. The children were continuing to look after the area and it looked lovely. We entered once again into the Truro in Bloom for the same categories and this time we came 2nd and 3rd. (An improvement on the previous year)
This year we will enter again and we have more plans for the garden. Over the coming weeks we will be planting Spring bulbs, carrots, tomatoes and sweet peas. The bedding plants will be planted throughout the coming months. We have a rose bush that was donated by a child