Since 2018, several of our pupils at Tregoze Primary have had the privilege of being involved in a unique gardening project based at Avebury Manor. Read on to find out about the benefits of this special partnership:


Thanks to the brilliant gardening team, lead by Simon Brooks at Avebury Manor, a group of pupils from years 5 and 6 have had the superb opportunity to experience learning outside the classroom.


The team at Avebury supplied the children with their very own piece of the Kitchen garden to maintain; even putting up a sign for visitors to outline the special partnership with our school. They have been running sessions once a month, where the students carry out a range of gardening tasks, from sowing seeds to pulling out weeds; not only developing practical skills for themselves but helping with the maintenance of a local heritage site too.


Outdoor learning has many benefits, it raises environmental awareness as well as improving mental health and wellbeing. It has given our pupils confidence in communicating with members of the community and has helped foster a genuine interest in a subject that can not be picked up from a textbook.


Through this unique partnership, our children have gained valuable skills that they will carry with them throughout their lives. Which is why building relationships with charities and businesses within the community is incredibly important to our school.


We recently said goodbye to Simon Brooks (Head gardener at Avebury) as he moves on to another venture. We can not express how thankful we are to him and his gardening team for all they have done for our pupils. We hope to continue with this wonderful project for many years to come and look forward to embarking on more fantastic projects within our community in the future.