We apply for grants every year to try and raise additional income for new projects at school that will benefit the children. In 2016 we were awarded £2500 from the Ernest Cook Trust towards our school allotment "Nightingale Kitchen Garden". The Ernest Cook Trust is a charity dedicated to outdoor learning. They offer a wide range of learning opportunities to children and young people directly and have also set aside funds to help others do this too.
We purchased seeds, strawberry plants and planters, gloves and watering cans for the children, a large outdoor trolley, canes, a weather station, large wooden planters to go in the new polytunnel and soil to fill them up. We have also purchased some picnic tables with parasols so the children can sit as a class and learn outdoors.