The theme for our Green Team this year is “Inspiring Everyone To Grow”. We wanted to come up with some new ideas for things to do in our two gardens at Luckley and have been working hard once a week after school and then looking after the gardens at break times and lunchtimes. This has improved our physical and mental wellbeing, as we have had some time outside in the fresh air, taking a break from studying. We have worked together as a team and have also learnt a lot about the environment and sustainability.

We have achieved a lot in our Wildlife Garden this year. We started off the year by tidying up the garden, discussing what we wanted to do this year, and replanting some seeds that we given last year from “Grow Wild”, a scheme sponsored by Kew Gardens. We then planted hedgerow trees that we received from The Woodland Trust, and staff and students planted them around the zip wire area at our school. We made bird feeders for the wildlife garden and habitats for wildlife creatures. Most recently, we have made a ‘stumpery’ for wildlife creatures to live in. We are also working towards a Bronze Woodland Schools Award, a scheme run by The Woodland Trust. We have also planted lots of plants and tidied up the other garden, creating a ‘Herb Knot Garden’. After half term, we will be checking on the air raid shelter and planting mushrooms.

Isobel, on behalf of The Green Team