Every child should have the opportunity to connect with the natural environment, through their learning.

Operating as usual

Photos from's post 06/12/2022

Fab afternoon of outdoor learning with Ash Class. Yr3 made bird feeders from apples and sunflower seeds. Yr4 created star wreaths from school willow and greenery from the school grounds.

Photos from's post 22/11/2022

Outdoor learning today at Barrow 1618 with Ash Class. We replaced some of the hedge plants that had died in the heat of the summer and planted a new Christmas tree.

Photos from's post 08/11/2022

Brilliant afternoon pressing apples from the school orchard at Barrow 1618. Every child helped with the process and tried some of the juice.

Photos from's post 14/09/2022

Despite the hot summer and lack of water, the Barrow school garden has produced an enormous amount of produce. Most going to the school kitchen for lunches and the rest to parents.

Photos from's post 24/05/2022

The Barrow 1618 school garden and meadow are looking fantastic. So nice to see children today exploring the mown paths during break time. Lots of wildflowers coming up including some Yellow Rattle which was sown in the autumn.

Photos from's post 17/05/2022

The Barrow 1618 school garden is not just a place for growing plants but a learning resource for all subject's. Three yr1 children spent part of this morning planting but also counting, multiplying and measuring whilst having fun.

Photos from's post 10/05/2022

Plenty going on at Windmill Primary yesterday. Yr5 sowing flower seeds in the wildlife area, 6lb of rhubarb picked for the school kitchen and broad beans coming up.

Photos from's post 29/03/2022

Lots of children in the Barrow 1618 school garden today. Planting seeds, raking veg beds and watering the new trees. These were planted in a copse of 75 on Saturday to mark the Queens jubilee by pupils, parents and staff.

Photos from's post 08/03/2022

A fantastic afternoon with Oak Class at Barrow 1618. We made living willow heart sculptures, wrote in our garden diaries and planted potatoes.

Photos from's post 17/02/2022

A wonderful week with a lovely bunch of yr6, having fun and learning outdoors. We have built shelters, learnt to light a fire and created natural art. Thank you Windmill Primary.

Photos from's post 08/02/2022

Lots of seed sowing and mulching the apple trees with Elm Class at Barrow 1618 today.

Photos from's post 02/02/2022

A very enthusiastic Elm Class in the garden at Barrow 1618 yesterday. We weeded the beds ready for the spring and planted onions.


One of the jobs today at Windmill Primary. Building a bug hotel in the schools nature reserve.


Still harvesting fruit and veg in the Barrow 1618 school garden for use in the school kitchen.

Photos from's post 15/11/2021

Cleaned and organised the outside and inside of the birdhide/outdoor classroom ready for learning, at Windmill Primary today. Saw lots of birds in and around the pond, such a wonderful learning resource.

Photos from's post 10/11/2021

Busy week. Excited to be working at a new school, Windmill Primary. Getting their school garden and outdoor spaces ready for lots of amazing outdoor learning through the next year. Still harvesting fruit and veg as well as potting up Strawberry runners at Barrow 1618.

Photos from's post 12/10/2021

Harvesting of a different kind (seeds) with Elm Class this afternoon at Barrow 1618.

Photos from's post 05/10/2021

In the Barrow 1618 school garden today. Some of Elm Class helped with harvesting veg, potting up Strawberry runners and setting up the sales table.

Photos from's post 14/07/2021

Harvested veg for sale, meadow coming along and beautiful roses. Lovely day at Barrow 1618.

Photos from's post 07/07/2021

The Barrow 1618 school garden in action. From garden, to kitchen, to school lunch.

Photos from's post 06/07/2021

Oak Class in the school garden today at Barrow, harvesting and planting. The garden is now looking amazing.

Photos from's post 23/06/2021

The beginning of a meadow at Barrow 1618. Mown in paths for the children to explore.

Photos from's post 15/06/2021

Everything has come out in the Barrow 1618 school garden. Flowers to veg and even some of the wildlife!

Photos from's post 25/05/2021

Brilliant Barrow 1618 school garden, salad leaves ready for the school kitchen. Lots of jobs done, finished filling new beds, planted sweetcorn, leeks and strawberries with Ash Class. They also manged to fix the watering system in the poly tunnel, what superstars 🤩

Photos from's post 18/05/2021

A lovely morning with Ash Class at Barrow 1618. We planted Sweet peas, filled the tyres with herbs, sowed some spinach seeds and just had fun in the school garden.

Photos from's post 11/05/2021

A busy morning at Barrow 1618. Seed sowing, filling beds with soil and planting tomato and cucumber plants in the poly tunnel with Ash Class.

Photos from's post 06/05/2021

Found these amazing bug houses in a community garden whilst out walking in the shropshire countryside. They represented buildings in the village.

Photos from's post 04/05/2021

Lovely to have Ash Class back in the garden. Busy session weeding, sowing, planting and protecting from the pheasants!


Fruit beds painted, ready to be filled with soil next week with the help of Ash Class.

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