Welcome to our Edible Playground page!
Here at Cheviot, we have once again begun our Edible Playground project in which we are working together as a whole school to plant, tend and eat the fruit and vegetables we have grown in our garden.
At the beginning of May 2022, we planted a whole new range of produce with the wonderful help and support from the Woolsington Parish Council (woolsington-parish-council.com), who not only donated money to help us with our project, but also gave us fantastic advice about which plants we could grow.
We would like to say a particular thank you to Joanne Couchman and John Littleton for their advice and hard work, especially when preparing the beds for planting!
Watch this space for regular updates and information about how our Edible Playground is doing. We're also working hard to build biodiversity in our school grounds too: we already have some blue tits nesting in our nesting boxes and we're hoping that our buddleia plants attract some beautiful butterflies as the weather gets warmer.
Keep checking back to see how we're doing!
Take a look at what we 've already achieved...
In March 2019, pupils from Cheviot Primary School sowed wildflower seeds in the flower bed on Newbiggin Lane beside Sovereign Lodge Care Home.
Jane Austin-Walker of Groundwork NE & Cumbria led this as part of a lesson about biodiversity. It was a great day and the children loved it.
The bed was originally designed to display in all seasons.
Three years on and the flower bed is now an array of colour. These are some photos taken in May 2022 by our lovely supporters John Littleton and Joanne Couchman.
There is a range of wildlife thriving in the flower bed now, and we thought that you might like to see it!
Why not go along and take a look for yourself? See if you can spot any of the creatures living there!