Chisenhale Primary School, Bow, London.
I have been working with Chisenhale for over five years now, and the garden is fully integrated within the curriculum for all subjects and all year groups. We have a garden in the downstairs playground, garden planters in the nursery playground and class planters on the rooftop playground. An example of some of the gardening projects we run is Lessons in Loaf, the enterprise project, Hampton Court Scarecrow Competition, Westminster Abbey Harvest Festival, and Chisenhale Apprentice. More details are on the projects page.
Nurse-turtium’ Chisenhale’s entry for the WW1 themed scarecrow competition at RHS Hampton Court Flower show.
Early years gardeners growing and harvesting their own ingredients for a cookery project.
We grow lots of produce all year around to give to Nigel the wonderful school chef for him to prepare for school lunch, we use lots of produce in cooking classes and we sell produce at the school summer and Christmas Fetes. We run a family after school gardening club all year round, every Friday so that parents can also get their hands dirty and have some fun in the garden with their children and also meet other parents and local community volunteers.
Some of our highlights at Chisenhale is being interviewed on BBC London Live Radio, appearing on CBBC Newsround and winning the Capital Growth Best Learning Garden in London award. We have reached Level 5 in the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and we are the only school in Tower Hamlets to have achieved the Silver Food for Life award but hope to turn that into Gold soon.