Land Based Studies, now in its second year.
It is an alternative pathway for Year 9 and upwards students and teaches them the rudiments of gardening and at the end of Year 11 they gain a BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Land Based Studies.
From Year 9 the students’ learn to use common garden tools, such as forks and spades. They learn how to use them properly and safely. They also learn how to sow and propagate seeds to grow their own fruits and vegetables which are then planted out into the three allotments near the Year 11 area. The students have grown a variety of fruit and vegetables from potatoes, onions and garlic through to cucumbers, strawberries, peas and beans.
With the addition of a new poly-tunnel the students will be able to grow a greater variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers from September.