At Someries Infant School, we are fortunate enough to have our own allotment which enables us to improve pupils’ understanding of how food is grown and where food comes from.

We use our allotment site to develop parental engagement within this area of the science and design and technology curricula by inviting families to join their child in the maintenance and upkeep of the allotment. This equips parents and carers with the relevant skills to grow their own fruit and vegetables at home in a cost effective manner.

The food grown on the school’s allotment is used in the school’s kitchen to enhance lunchtime meals, provide healthy snack options for pupils in class and enable them pupils to develop an understanding that food can be grown for a purpose.