Stanton Bridge Primary School

Gardening Club


Stanton Bridge gardening club was founded in September 2013, our aim is to utilise the green space we have to the full benefit of all the pupils. We have designed our new garden and implemented new planting areas. We believe that teaching and learning using the outside space is vitally important and more importantly, it serves to build life skills that can be utilised in their young adult life.

We are undertaking activities to acquire the Green Tree Award ran by the Woodland Trust, we have received the gold award! Well done to all the hard work of the children and staff. Our next aim is for  the platinum award.

Afterschool Club and Eco Committee

The gardening club is an afterschool club which takes place on Mondays. We also work with the Eco Committee throughout the year on initiatives to improve the school environment. 

Targets for 2019-20

Our aim for 2019 is to increase pupil involvement throughout the school.

  • Each class will be growing different fruit and vegetables throughout the spring and summer terms.
  • Through hands-on gardening pupils will gain knowledge of plant science, wildlife, environmental management and the process of change.
  • This will be linked into other areas of the curriculum.

We believe that gardening improves pupils’ confidence, resilience and responsibility that the school garden can provide many curriculum opportunities such as increasing scientific knowledge and understanding, improves communication and problem-solving skills and provides the opportunity for physical development.

“Gardening in school boosts child development, teaches life skills and makes children healthier and happier”

Royal Horticultural Society.