Mr Baker writes….
Chesterfield High School is launching its very own Eco Garden Club on the first Monday back after Easter (12th April). A group of twelve pupils from Year 7 have volunteered to spend an hour every week after school building vegetable patches using reclaimed wood from pallets, digging a wildlife pond and looking after fruit trees – all on school grounds. Pupils will learn how to grow fruits and vegetables including courgette, lettuce and tomato.
We currently have five fruit trees planted which we expect to begin yielding crops in 2023. This outdoor learning is focused around sustainability and avoiding the use of chemicals which are harmful to the environment, such as pesticides. Pupils will pick up eco-friendly skills for life, make new friends and have fun!