In November, we invited a local company to help us with the heavy work and dug up a plot in the middle of our courtyard. We got advice that carrots would be the best to plant and took a few months to be ready to pick. We planted the seeds and watched the green leaves of the carrots sprout up. After a few months, we were ready to harvest. On the first day, everyone got to take 5 carrots home, but many people were eating while harvesting. We found out a restaurant wanted to buy our carrots!! We voted as a group to sell half of them so we could use the money to buy tools and seeds for our next crop. The other half we shared with everyone at school. We learned that if you cut a carrot, it looks like an eye - so that means it's good for your eyes. If you cut a strawberry in half it looks like a heart so it's good for your heart. Basically, anything that's grown locally and organically is good for us! We can now leave our junk food snacks at home and eat straight from the school garden!
Global Action Plan UK (GAP UK) is an environmental behaviour change charity that has been helping people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles for over 20 years. GAP UK works with schools, communities and businesses to develop and deliver programmes that change behaviours.
GAP UK led the design of the global WaterExplorer programme and is coordinating its delivery across the 11 countries. You can find out more about us at www.globalactionplan.org.uk