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The older generation joined pupils for a Grandparents’ Gardening Afternoon.


Adults and children worked together in the school allotment and other outdoor spaces on a number of tasks including making newspaper pots, planting assorted vegetable and flower seeds and tidying up ready for the new growing season.


Our school has a long tradition of offering gardening as an extracurricular activity for pupils and last year we won the prestigious Queen’s 90th Birthday and Platinum Prize in the Primary School Category of the Rugby in Bloom Awards.


Gardening Club organiser Mrs Liz Hopkin says:

“Outdoor activities are a wonderful opportunity for children to learn new skills in a different environment. It has been lovely to have so many grandparents in school working with their grandchildren, having fun and learning at the same time. We have had so much positive feedback from the adults who attended we are hoping that this can become a regular activity.”


Here are some of the replies to a question asking the grandparents what they enjoyed best about the event:


  • " Seeing the children enjoying the experience and relating to the environment."


  • Being with the children and enjoying their enjoyment."


  • Imparting knowledge to the children and having fun with my grandchild."


  • Spending time with my grandchildren in the school environment."


  • "Seeing how much the children enjoyed it."