Faiths4Change has been working with St Michael’s Catholic Primary School to run a gardening club at the school for 6 years. The Busy Bees gardening club is run weekly working with small groups of children, currently with students in year 2.
The gardening club works to connect the children and their Catholic teaching with nature & the world around them. It hopes to inspire awe, wonder, and discovery of the natural world, providing the students with a better understanding of the importance of plants to the world, and aims to enable the children to understand that the food bought in shops has been grown & produced from the ground.
To help achieve this understanding, the club aims to teach the students on the needs of plants, photosynthesis, and the structure of soils and how plants grow.