Horticulture is taught using both the school grounds and our allotment giving pupils the opportunity to experience growing their own produce and developing their environment. This can also link into work experience in a range of horticultural environments including garden centres, sports grounds and parks for pupils in Key Stage 4.
During the summer term produce from the allotment was given to a local charity, The Society of St. James for use in their kitchen and we are busy planning what to grow for them next year.
Each year the school enters “Southampton in Bloom”, each tutor group competing against schools in Southampton and each other in 3 different categories.
We have lots of cross-curriculum events planed for Horticulture this year including Art, Science, DT and Cookery as well as participating in the RHS Campaign for School Gardening.