Archive for the ‘Allotments’

Apple pressing

Delapre Diggers used apples from their allotment to make apple juice through a cider presser. This produced delicious juice, very pure. It was amazing to see the amount of apples needed to produce such small amounts of juice.


Harvesting the allotment

This week the Delapre Diggers harvested all the season’s produce they’ve been growing this year at the allotment. An impressive haul! The children and their families are encouraged to use the fresh vegetables in their meals.

Last few weeks at gardening club


In recent weeks, our Delapre Diggers have been very busy planting and organising our ‘Schools in Bloom’ entry at both our school wildlife garden and the Pleydell Road allotments. They have been working on the Northampton Saints rugby shirt planted from different coloured lettuces and herbs as well as the shoe garden as a nod towards Northampton’s shoe industry. A big thanks to Stewart Gardens for the equipment donated, they could not have carried out this work without  it.

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During bad weather sessions, the group have been making plant markers, dissecting broad beans and planning homework tasks. They have also been growing tomatoes in propagators at home which are coming on well.


Allotment visit

To start the new term off, the Delapre Diggers took a trip to the Pleydell Road allotments to visit the plot Mrs Whitehead works on. They took a tour of the site, ate wild raspberries, apples and herbs and completed a plot quiz.

All the new year 4s and 5s enjoyed themselves and furthered their knowledge about growing vegetables and various plants including sunflowers.