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Archbishop Cranmer Church of England Academy, Aslockton, adds a splash of colour




The front entrance of Archbishop Cranmer Church of England Academy, Aslockton, was looking tired and in need of some love and a splash of colour.

To mark the start of summer, the children from the horticultural Plot to Pot club, wanted to breathe some life back into this space (pictured left) by planting and creating a front garden.

With community engagement at the core of the school, this project brought teachers, students, parents and a local business together around a common goal and the result is a sustainable planted area at the front of school, a connected community and a team of children who are keen to maintain this successful garden.

Archbishop Cramner pupils Benjamin Barr, 10 and Daniel Ivemey, 9, spruce up the entrance to their school. 260419TV2-3. (9340655)
Archbishop Cramner pupils Benjamin Barr, 10 and Daniel Ivemey, 9, spruce up the entrance to their school. 260419TV2-3. (9340655)

Acting head Mel Stevens said: “With the help of parent, Julie Page, owner of Border Control Garden design and her team of ‘garden angels’ plus her donations of a variety of plants, the children set to work raking, digging and planting.”Gardening enriches the curriculum in many ways such as increasing scientific knowledge and understanding.

”It also improves pupils’ confidence, resilience and ability to work in a team as well as giving them a sense of responsibility.

The entrance to Archbishop Cranmer Church of England Academy before everyone got to work. (9341030)
The entrance to Archbishop Cranmer Church of England Academy before everyone got to work. (9341030)

"The children can’t wait to see their efforts bloom and hope that visitors to school will enjoy a bright and cheerful welcome.”



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