Why Is Gardening Important ?
Children can learn new skills, have fun, play and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden tending plants and growing their own food. Most children enjoy being outdoors and love digging in the soil, getting dirty, creating things and watching plants grow.
Jane works across the school to ensure all children have the wonderful experience of gardening and learning to grow fruits and vegetables.
"The children love planting and watching things grow. It is very good for their well-being!
It connects them to their environment.
Plants are like people and people are like plants."
What Will the Children Learn:
Responsibility– from caring for plants
Understanding– as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water, weeds compete with plants)
Self-confidence – from achieving their goals and enjoying the food they have grown
Love of nature – a chance to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and pleasant place
Reasoning and discovery – learning about the science of plants, animals, weather, the environment, nutrition and simple construction