GREEN-fingered little ones at King’s Ely Acremont and Nursery (KEAN) grabbed their wheelbarrows and spades for an action-packed morning of gardening.
King’s Ely Acremont, which caters for children aged 1-7, has a beautiful two-acre garden at the rear of its listed setting in Ely’s Egremont Street, which makes it the perfect learning and play environment for little ones who love access to the great outdoors. The school not only has its own wildlife club but pupils also enjoy a dedicated Garden Day every week, where they reap the benefits of being out in the fresh air, come rain or shine.
Armed with their wellie boots, children are able to take part in a whole host of activities around the garden, the most popular of which is usually helping out in the fruit and vegetable plot. Staff and pupils go to great lengths to seed and then nurture a variety of plants, fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Of course, everything edible is then prepared and cooked in the school kitchen, enabling the children to learn more about, and appreciate, where their food comes from.
Head of King’s Ely Acremont, Jonathan Willcocks, commented: “King’s Ely Acremont and Nursery is dedicated to providing our little ones with a long lasting educational experience where learning is always an adventure, where more so than in our beautiful garden?”