Swaffield School

Outdoor Learning Funding Boost

Outdoor Learning is important at Swaffield and we're pleased to announce that our outdoor classroom and garden space is getting a transformation thanks to a recent garden grant. Our aim is to make this a sustainable place for children across the school to plant, nurture and taste their own produce and learn about how plants grow and turn into delicious, varied, healthy food.

In the Spring Term, Mrs Medhurst and Mr Eade submitted a grant application to secure funding for our outdoor classroom and garden. We were delighted to hear, on the last day before the Easter holiday, that our bid was successful and we have wasted no time in getting started!

We’re grateful to School Food Matters who agreed the School Garden Grant for Swaffield. The scheme is generously funded by Whole Kids Foundation and is to provide schools with funding to transform outdoor spaces into thriving gardens where children can grow fresh fruit and vegetables. The School Garden Grant programme aims to support the creation and development of school gardens across the London boroughs.

During the Easter break, Mr Eade built new raised beds and you have probably noticed that, since the start of term, we have been busy planting seeds and seedlings including basil, thyme, strawberries, tomatoes, spring onions, cauliflower, and cabbage. Children across the school will help nurture our garden and we’re aiming to have some plants ready for Eco Club to sell at the Summer Fair in June.