Everyone knows the value of fresh vegetables and many think that nothing compares to fresh home grown produce. Working an allotment and growing your own vegetables can also provide you with plenty of healthy exercise which can be important for improving both physical and mental well-being. It is also an opportunity for young people to develop new skills. Therefore, we started the allotment club here at Gateacre School as a voluntary activity in October 2014. The allotment was already in place, though looked a bit ‘tired’ and overgrown (unfortunately not with vegetables!!). However, thanks to the hardworking committed students, who have volunteered after school we now have an allotment full of vegetables and flowers. All the produce is grown from seed using our greenhouse. We are enormously proud of the students who have taken part in this activity; they are a credit to the school and their families.
During the 3 months of our Big Little Library in Belle Vale shopping centre Year 1 - Year 6 students from Woolton Primary, Norman Pannell Primary and Belle Vale Primary School helped to solve the crime of the missing Mad Hatter’s hat.
Following the devastating double earthquake in Nepal (and surrounding areas of India and Tibet), Form 7.4 rallied together to raise money and awareness. A charity stall including cakes, scones and handmade wristbands, along with charity buckets managed to raise an impressive £113.96. Mr Wheatcroft wishes to thank all who bought/ donated. He also wishes to thank the following students who were moved to act to help those suffering in Nepal;
During National Science Week some of our Year 7 and 8 students visited our Big Little Library in Belle Vale shopping centre to take part in a crime scene investigation. The students had been called in to help discover who had stolen the Mad Hatters Hat.