“Human life is grounded in three fundamental relationships, with God, with our neighbour, and with the earth itself.”
Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ (On care for our common home), 2015
At St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, we believe that the earth and all its resources have been entrusted to us by God, who made us guardians of creation. Ensuring that nature is respected and managed sustainably for future generations is part of our Christian vocation. We are fortunate to have our school garden and mini allotment, which provide a wide range of learning opportunities for our pupils throughout the year.
Working alongside Zak from Caritas, and our School Gardening Team, we offer the pupils hands-on experiences in our allotment, learning and context are provided to many areas of our curriculum, such as design technology and science.
Our school garden and allotment help the children to learn about living sustainably as well as experiences of seasonal change. They learn about how food is grown and where food comes from.
Our School garden promotes:
- Physical activity.
- Mental Wellbeing
- Responsibility and independence.
- Teamwork and communication.
- Literacy, numeracy and biology.
- Healthy lifestyles.
- Environmental awareness.
- A sense of achievement