The Carey Federation

School Garden

School Garden

At Ashwater School, we are so lucky to have a beautiful walled garden, which the children have named ‘The Secret Garden’ because it very much reminds them of the garden in the book of the same name. It is quite magical, with a handmade shelter, a small pond, a vegetable plot, wooden seating and bird feeders.  Separately, we also have a large field, pergola, outdoor stage and fire pit.

Outdoor learning is a fundamental aspect of the curriculum enrichment we offer because we feel it helps children build our core values, particularly: ‘Building Relationships’, ‘Being Resilient’, ‘Being Resourceful’ and of course, learning to ‘Take Care’ of the environment.

All children from Pre-School to Year 6 receive weekly Wild Tribe sessions on a rolling programme so that each child will receive one and a half terms of Wild Tribe every year.

On Wild Tribe days, please can children bring in waterproofs to wear over school clothes and wellington boots. If they don’t have waterproofs then some other long clothing to cover arms and legs (not jeans) should be sent in.