Horticulture

Aim

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.
Outdoor art

Boat making

Den building

Musical instruments

Tower making

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

Tree Planting

Growing Vegetables from seed

Small Animal Care

Bulb Planting

Wildlife Habitat Conservation

 

Useful Links

http://www.rspb.org.uk/

http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/schoolgardening/default.aspa


 

Contact the School

Archers Brook School

Chester Road
Great Sutton
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH66 2NA

Main Contact: June Sedgwick

Tel: 0151 338 2141
Fax: 0151 338 2161
admin@archersbrook.cheshire.sch.uk