Year 6 children were today helping Mr Sabatino and the Eco-Committee in planting a selection of fruit trees for the new allotment area – or the Orchard as it has been fondly named.

In thanks to a fantastic and very generous donation from Daikin UK and organised by our Year 6 parent, Mr Warrington, we are planning to create and build a fantastic area which can be used by all classes for growing fruit and vegetables. It will have amazing cross-curricular links with Geography, Science, Maths, Creative arts and much more.

We hope to see the raised beds being made on site with Mr Sabatino, Mr Chadwick and the children of St Mary’s really being involved in the build. I think we will even have some of Daikin’s employees coming to lend a hand. We hope to have the allotment area finished by the end of the Summer term and ready for all to use.