S3 SENIOR GROW & LEARN
The Grow and Learn course allows pupils the opportunity to get real, hands on experience as part of a team involved in growing fruit, vegetables and flowers in our Meldrum Academy school garden and polytunnel. Pupils will be invited to consider this course, as it is heavily supported and works best with small numbers of pupils due to the highly practical nature of the work.
DURATIONJune to May
No necessary costs
Any ASL Teacher
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
This course will be helpful for those pupils who enjoy practical learning activities, and don’t mind being outside in all weathers! Working with a small group, you will develop your skills not only in gardening and growing, but in working as part of a team – so communication, problem solving, listening, following instructions and working safely will be key areas.
wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?
Building your skills in communication, team work, problem solving – learning about the environment and developing your understanding of the growing cycle and factors that affect this. You’ll be able to experience what it’s like to grow your own food from seed – and, eventually, be able to taste the finished product. Our previous Grow and Learn classes have grown produce for sale to school staff and also made their own conserves and preserves – jams and chutneys, so we also look at enterprise and business skills too.
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
No prior qualifications required, but pupils will be invited to take part in this programme by agreement with Pastoral Care and ASL staff.
what will you get?
The Grow & Learn Award
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
These skills would apply to many jobs. Pupils may go on to pursue their interest in horticulture/gardening either professionally or personally.
my world of work
This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.
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