Allotment Club

 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!!

November 2023

Allotment Club have been doing lots of weeding and raking making sure our beds are ready for replanting.

September 2023

Allotment Club have been enjoying harvesting the potatoes - we've had a super crop this year!

June 2023

Allotment club are busy weeding and watering and looking after the crops ready to harvest in the new year.

February 2023

 November 2022

October 2022

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. 

June 2022

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.

May 2022

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!

January 2022

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.

Harvest 2021

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   

Autumn 2021
We are digging up the produce that has grown over the summer, ready to sell it during our Harvest Festival Week in school. Our first attempt at beetroot turned out extremely well, with magnificent crop. Sadly, the potatoes didn't fare as well this year.  

Spring 2021

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.

Harvest 2020
Harvest has been a little different this year, but we have still managed to celebrate it in our own way: The children at Allotment Club sold their fabulous produce to the parents, we ran a harvest festival picture competition, hosted a Harvest Day and created harvest crafts. The monies raised will go towards sponsoring Noelia, our World Vision child in Bolivia. 
September 2020
Allotment Club is back in full swing for Year 3 and Year 4 pupils. We are currently getting ready to harvest the produce and sell it to the parents to raise money for Noelia, our World Vision sponsored child.
As part of our continued Eco work we have also created two small craft clubs, with a focus on revamping the allotment area. Here are some photos of the children making bird feeders from coconuts and bird boxes from lollipop sticks.
Summer 2020
Even during lockdown we continued to tend to the allotment. The key worker children planted seeds in the greenhouse for tomatoes, courgettes and pumpkins. We watered them daily and eventually they were planted out in the allotment. We also planted potatoes and onions and are looking forward to seeing what is produced for Harvest.
February 2020
Allotment club have been busy again this half term. We have continued to hoe and rake in preparation for spring as well as fertilising the soil. This week we decided to sort out the herb garden. We have moved the chives and sage and are going to contain the mint which is out of control!

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

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.

June 2019


Planting tomatoes and broccoli into larger contains in the greenhouse and weeding and watering the main allotment.


January 2019

Even in this weather we are still busy prepping the soil and continuing to weed.

September 2018

Potato Harvest


Here we are, busy harvesting our potatoes, pumpkins, and onions ready for Harvest Festival later this half term.

In this photo you can see everyone who came to allotment 2017-18, with Mr Jackson, our volunteer, who runs the allotment.

June 2018


Watering and Weeding

May 2018

The children have planted spring onions, onions, potatoes, lettuce, flowers, strawberries and are currently growing courgettes, butternut squash and pumpkins from seeds which we are nurturing in the classroom.

February 2018

In the Allotment Club we are just busying hoeing and raking the soil that we have weeded and weeding the remaining beds ready for planting soon. We are have also planned our crop rotation for the year and started to chit potatoes.

March 2018

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 



October 2017

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!

November 2017

Allotment club have been continuing to meet every Thursday and are currently raking, hoeing and weeding to prepare the soil for spring. Cormac has made a hedgehog house and we have placed it under the tree in the allotment to encourage hedgehogs to visit. Hedgehogs eat many of the pests that eat the allotment crops so we really want a hedgehog to take up residence!