Gateacre Allotment Club

Everyone knows the value of fresh vegetables and many think that nothing compares to fresh home grown produce. Working an allotment and growing your own vegetables can also provide you with plenty of healthy exercise which can be important for improving both physical and mental well-being. It is also an opportunity for young people to develop new skills. Therefore, we started the allotment club here at Gateacre School as a voluntary activity in October 2014. The allotment was already in place, though looked a bit ‘tired’ and overgrown (unfortunately not with vegetables!!). However, thanks to the hardworking committed students, who have volunteered after school we now have an allotment full of vegetables and flowers. All the produce is grown from seed using our greenhouse. We are enormously proud of the students who have taken part in this activity; they are a credit to the school and their families.

As a reward for their commitment and hard work we are taking the students on a trip to a local working farm and bird of prey display at the end of term.

A massive Thank you to all the staff and students listed below!


  • Mr E Chapman, Mrs Robinson, Mrs Hassall and School Governor, Mr Davies


  • Laura Grant, Daisy Dillon, Jodie Roskell, Olivia Switzer, Joshua Bruce Christopher, Luke Done, Katrina Kenwright, Daniel Moore, Caitlin Welsh, Joshua Wyn, Jamie Lei Dennett and Su Xin Chen.

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