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Welcome to the Coquet Park Allotment Club page!
At Coquet Park we have a wonderful allotment area at the back of the school. In Allotment Club we learn lots about how to grow different plants and vegetables and throughout the year we look after them and help them to grow.
Mrs Cairns runs the allotment club every Thursday lunchtime and all keen green-fingered children from Year 4 come along on a rota basis to help. There are always lots of jobs to keep everyone busy!!
Allotment Club have been doing lots of weeding and raking making sure our beds are ready for replanting.
Allotment Club have been enjoying harvesting the potatoes - we've had a super crop this year!
Allotment club are busy weeding and watering and looking after the crops ready to harvest in the new year.
This year's harvest produce from our allotment gave us potatoes, pumpkins, squash, courgettes, onions, apples and pears. We raised a total of £57.02 which will be donated to World Vision.
The courgette and pumpkin plants we have grown from seed are finally established enough to be planted out in our vegetable boxes. Allotment members are hoping they will grow well for this coming harvest, a legacy they are leaving behind for the new allotment club members in autumn.
We have been busy preparing our allotment beds and have started to plant some of the vegetables ready for harvesting next year. So far, we've planted potatoes and onions and we are looking forward to seeing how the gladioli flower too!
We are currently raking and hoeing the ground to prevent any weeds from taking hold over the winter. We are also weeding the herb garden and taking care of our strawberries.
We had a successful allotment produce sale and thankfully the sun was shining, which always brings out the buyers. We had a good crop of beetroot, potatoes, tomatoes, cooking apples, pears and onions to sell. We raised a grand total of £41.26
We’ve been busy in Allotment Club this Springtime, with weeding and prepping the beds and have now planted onions, potatoes and tomatoes. We are growing seedlings of radishes, beans, lettuce ready to plant out soon.
Allotment Club - Harvest
The children in allotment club have worked hard this half term, gathering all the produce for harvest. They then sold this during our Harvest festival assembly and made over £242.88 for our World Vision sponsored child, Noelia.
Thank you to Mr Jackson for another fantastic year working in our school allotment. This is everyone who came to allotment club in 2018/19.
In this photo you can see everyone who came to allotment 2017-18, with Mr Jackson, our volunteer, who runs the allotment.
Allotment Club have been waiting a long time for the cold weather to end so they could get on with planting some potatoes and onions
This half term we are working hard to harvest the crops that have grown over the summer. These photos show us harvesting the onions. We hope to sell our produce at the Harvest Festival in a few weeks time. The children who attend this club will change on a half termly basis so everyone will get a chance to help keep our allotment in tip top condition!