November 22, 2017
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Gardening

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).

Gardening Blogs:
- What's Under Your Feet Project
- Dig Trees March 2017
- Gardening News Summer Term 2016


Jack reaches final four in RHS School Gardener of the Year 2016.
We are exceptionally proud of Yr6 pupil Jack Hazell, aged 11, who reached the final four in this year’s RHS National KS2 School Gardener of the Year competition. Read Jack's full story.
Schools Nature Garden Competition.
We are delighted that we were awarded a silver-gilt in the 2016 Cheltenham in Bloom Schools Nature Gardens Competition.
Dig Trees
Mrs Barnett secured a donation of 150 native trees from TCV & OVO Energy which the children planted on Tuesday 14th March 2017.