Acklington school’s big gardening day

Posted on 18th July 2014 | in Acklington CE First School , Community

big-gardening-dayForty adults and children and one small dog came along to Acklington First School on Saturday 26 April to be involved in a community gardening day.

Governors, teachers, parents, and green-fingered members of the local community called in between 10am and 2pm to set up an allotment area next to the black poplar tree in the school field.

Here children can grow their own fruit and vegetables, and plant flowers and shrubs around the whole school. The school was buzzing with activity. Even Poofie the Jack Russell contributed to the gardening day by helping dig holes to plant bulbs outside the classrooms.

Headteacher Claire Jones said ‘’It was great fun to spend the day gardening with the children and members of the community. I think it is so important that children learn about food and how it is grown.  I was overwhelmed at the kindness of people who live around the school who gave up their time and shared their plants.

We are also grateful to the managers of Shades of Green who contributed vegetable planters, pots, and edging, and to Jacksons Gardening Services and Homebase, Alnwick for contributing bags of compost.’’

For more information about Acklington First School and Acklington Pre-School, please contact:
Claire Jones, Headteacher, Acklington CE First School
Telephone: 01670 760335;

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