With the generous support of the Postcode Lottery Trust, this summer the Floating Classroom is working in partnership with Meanwhile Gardens to offer pupils from primary schools in the surrounding area exciting outdoor learning experiences at the brand new Meanwhile Gardens Classroom.
The project seeks to foster engagement with the natural world for children who might have relatively little access to green spaces. Pupils will learn more about healthy eating, gain practical skills and have the opportunity to share and celebrate their learning with each other. By delivering these activities on-site at Meanwhile Gardens, we hope to establish a lasting relationship between participants and a rich local community space.
Barlby Primary School joined us on Tuesday 1st May for the inaugural day of learning at the Meanwhile Gardens Classroom. We investigated what was growing in the garden, discovered the significance of pollination, and learnt about the importance of plants to humans. The day finished with a hands-on lesson on growing your own: the class planted food to be harvested and eaten, flowers to grow at school, and shrubs to help create a green barrier along Elkstone Road.
Each session costs just £50.
To book a visit to the Meanwhile Gardens Classroom or for more information, please contact our Learning Programme Manager Cameron Drysdale: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 3214 3118