The Street, Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6PA
Growth with Progress
The pupils of Elmsett are always very excited and proud about their school allotment. This is what they have to say:
"At the allotment we have a willow. It's a little hut for us to play in. Would you like to go there? We spend some time weaving soft branches in the hut." says Lauren.
Oliver tell us, "Last year we picked over 100 strawberries and everyone had one. They were scrumptious! "
"Please come to our fantastic allotment. We have wiggly worms, super fast silver centipedes and fluttery butterflies. We do lots of digging, planting and watering." announces Ollie.
Owen says, "When I go to the allotment I am happy. We have sunflowers and they are gargantuan!"
"I walked around the whole allotment and it took me 140 steps. How many steps could you do? I found wriggly worms and slimy slugs."says Katie.
Alex says, "I did an awesome job of watering!"
"We keep the allotment up and running and every time you go in, you will find it exhilarating." Says Deacon.
Elmsett Greenlife Grove Scheme (or EGGS) is a community woodland scheme in Elmsett, near Ipswich in Suffolk, England, begun in 2005. We've planted a woodland on land owned by James Buckle, so we've named it Buckle's Wood.
Buckle's Wood has been supported from the beginning by The Green Light Trust, which has a similar scheme at Lawshall in Suffolk, and by the children, parents and staff from Elmsett Primary School.
The children chose the scheme's name, helped to grow trees and to plant them, and use the woodland as an outdoor classroom. They also have fun running around Buckle's Wood too!