Embracing the Growing Curriculum
The opportunities to incorporate growing into a whole range of lessons is almost endless. Poems about plants, experiments with soil, Dig for Victory gardens are just some. But for those who are not particularly green-fingered, the changes can be a challenge.
Incredible Edible educator Joanna Hutchison offers practical advice on how schools can take on the growing curriculum in a fun, practical and time-saving way.
A former secondary school teacher Jo, helped launch the BTEC in horticulture at the Incredible Aqua Garden. She also worked with the parents' group at her children's primary school to develop a new hands on, outdoor learning space.
Being able to see things, from an educationalist's and parent's point of view, enables Jo to give practical and down-to-earth advice about the best ways to engage a school and ensure a garden gets from idea stage to reality. Jo also offers tips on how to integrate the garden with the school curriculm and help it to have a long-lasting life with those involved.
An overview of the new primary curriculum
Growing curriculum top tips
Ideas for schools throughout the year
A growing curriculum map
A plan for an edible school garden
Inspiring and useful weblinks