Carr Manor children are always busy learning outside
Friday lunchtimes host an informal gardening club, where we busy ourselves learning about nature, digging and planting, helping with outdoor projects which improve our school environment for everyone, whilst having fun and learning how to get along and help each other
All Year Groups spend time on Friday afternoons learning outside the classroom
Year 4 learnt about life in the Middle Ages, and had a go at house-building, stone masonry, pottery, making bows and arrows and herbal cures. We prepared, cooked and ate bread and pottage around our campfire.
Gallery of images from some of our previous outdoor adventures and learning experiences - enjoy!
Gardening Club, which is after school on Fridays is always popular and runs all year round. We often grow and make things to sell at the Summer Fair, and encourage people to come and explore our allotments and green house made of recycled bottles
We are so lucky to have Lloyds Bank staff helping us on school grounds projects , as part of their ‘Day to make a difference ‘ scheme. They get so much done in a day!
Here they are in 2017 and 2018:
They began with a jungle of weeds and concrete, rubbish and a huge tree stump...
...but they got stuck in and were determined to win!
Mark 'Multi-tool' Moran chopped the brute into pieces with an adoring audience!
meanwhile the entire grounds were strimmed, mowed, cleared of litter and rubbish...
...to make a safe area for the children to play
The entire fence line was dug and weeded ready for some beautiful planting by Neil 'Bump' Crossley, who had a tangle with the gate entry key pad (it's metal and really hurts if you bang your head) helped by Dave Bennett and Wayne Brown who travelled from South Wales to help us!!
At last our huge task was completed by these brave characters (and that was just before lunch - they moved sand, paving slabs, cobbles and weeded our veg patches afterwards!) :
Tree stump crew:
Tim Matthews - travelled from Bournemouth to help as well!
John Paul Mount
Weeding and clearance:
Lee Harris & Jo Workman _ who came all the way from Wales!
Clearing the banking of weeds and rubbish:
Jemma Fowler, Lesley Whitchurch & Sophie Cathersides - fabulous BOURNEMOUTH Belles!!
Lots of clearing then tying in the Willow maze:
Turf removal, digging and clearing of the entire fence line:
Neil, Wayne and Dave
Man who brought and used most tools to the job:
Chippy run angel:
Organiser in Chief:
and a massive thanks to Mandeep Bhamra who persuaded her colleagues that this was a good idea!
The children and staff at Carr Manor are so grateful to you for all your hard work, and hope to see you again one day!!
Gardening Club runs every Friday from 3.30-4.30pm for 10 lucky children in Years 3-6.
Gardening Club continues weekly through all terms.
Please include this information in your message: Child's name, Class, Parent/guardian mobile, Parent/guardian email. I give permission for my child to take part in all weather, outdoor activities and I will send them in appropriate clothing, suitable for the weather (wellies if possible). Please notify of any allergies or medical conditions. Thank you!