Grow to School: School and family food growing engagement project
9th June 2021
What is Grow to School?
Grow to School CIC are looking forward to sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for all things food growing with the seven schools in the Dalton ward. They will work throughout the rest of 2021 and into 2022 with the children, staff and families at:
- Netherhall learning campus High School
- Netherhall learning campus Junior School
- Netherhall St James Infant School
- Dalton Junior, Infant & Nursery School
- Moldgreen Community Primary School
- St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school
- Kirkheaton Primary School
The project will support these Dalton schools & their communities to establish and run school allotment spaces. Using the Growbag programme as a basis for the food growing year, Grow to School will run seasonal sessions in each school to share knowledge and skills about how to grow fruit, vegetables, flowers & herbs throughout the year.
As well as working with the children and school staff they will be running some school garden family days at each school when it is safe to do so. The project will also support growing at home & across the ward by sharing seasonal growing packs for children to take home and by linking with other local community growing spaces, activities and projects such as From Hud with Mud and Growing Works.