At Dunalley we are very lucky due to the large open green site the school is situated on. It's a space that provides a wonderful environment for the children to enjoy and study in. We embrace the opportunities this provides and thanks to Mrs Barnett and her passion for passing on her green fingered knowledge, gardening is offered as an after school club
, university module
and included within the curriculum.
Our children are involved in every aspect of the gardening and enjoy planting hanging baskets, tending our flower and vegetable beds and creating their own compost. We are also very fortunate to have a vibrant pond which enables our children to see and experience a different eco system. It has healthy aquatic plants and is wildlife friendly providing a home for newts and in spring fills with frog spawn.
During the summer term our wildflower meadows bloom, becoming a haven for wildlife and our willow structures flourish to provide interesting tunnels and huts for the children to explore. (The photos directly above were taken by the children during a visit from wildlife photographer Iain Green, June 2016).
- What's Under Your Feet Project
- Dig Trees March 2017
- Gardening News Summer Term 2016