To enrich pupils knowledge and experiences of practical horticulture and countryside skills through a range of practical activities. These include growing and planting, caring for animals, conservation and cultural themes.
Key Stage 3
We are following the principles of both Forest schools and the John Muir Award whilst in Key Stage 3. On the whole the pupils are outside working in the kitchen garden area, the pond and the forest school areas. It is a very practical based curriculum.
Key Stage 4
The Key stage 4 curriculum is broken down into units to allow access to all aspects of the course. It is very practically based but does include some in class work.
In Key Stage 4 we follow a B-Tech in Horticulture which contains the following units;
Winter Hanging Baskets
Growing Vegetables from seed
Small Animal Care
Wildlife Habitat Conservation