Every child has the opportunity to use the extensive and diverse grounds at Wicor Primary School throughout the whole school year. This is achieved through weekly enrichment activities, general class learning and enquiries, and seasonal Grounds Days. We also have a Gardening Club (Minihorts) which was formed in April 2010 with just 14 pupils, and in just over a year it swelled to 21, with a long waiting list of children who wished to join. Minihorts is a fun extra curriculum activity which enables children to learn valuable life skills, build confidence, and gain a healthy respect for the outdoors and nature.
The Minihorts take care of the following areas:-
Other areas within the school grounds
The Minihorts also sell the produce grown on the allotment, which allows projects to be completely self-funding.
The school has entered several competitions including:-
Heaviest Crop of Potatoes
We took part in Garsons' Growing with Schools scheme and this has enabled us to create a "Wicor Tropics" border at the school and for several years we have opened our grounds as part of the National Gardens Scheme open gardens events (The Yellow Book).
As part of our association with Plant Heritage we recently took 4 children to the RHS Garden at Wisley to attend a seed workshop. Read an article all about Wildlife Gardening for Kids on the MyGardenSchool Website.