Chisenhale Primary School, Bow, London.Chisenhale has 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 and Hampton Court Scarecrow Competition. We were also thrilled to be invited to meet British astronaut Tim Peake in Portsmouth, because we took part in the Royal Horticultural Society’s project Rocket Science project.
We grow food to sell at many enterprise events such as Tower Hamlets Town Hall. Pupil got to meet the Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs.
‘Chisenowl’ was this years entry the 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.
Westminster Abbey Harvest Festival as part of Love British Food Festival.We achieved level 5 in the RHS Campaign for School Gardening in 2013. Here are some proud head gardeners with Jim Bliss from the Royal Horticultural Society.