In February 2019 we started to rent an allotment plot at Sinfin Lane Allotments. A group of around 12 children go weekly with Mrs Arundel and a volunteer. So far, 6 beds out of 14 have been dug, prepared and planted and we have harvested rhubarb for the children to take home.
One of the childrens’ favourite activities is mowing the grass.
Family Allotment days are being planned for some holiday breaks and it is hoped to develop the plot into a school community project.
The benefits to the children are already showing in their increased resilience, working together, motivation and responsibility and has given them all a sense of satisfaction in being responsible for the plot.