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Action Club

Sound Primary School

Veggie Gardeners

Veggie Gardeners

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The Get Growing Challenge

Final Measurement

  • You've increased the number of food producing plants you grow.

  • You've increased the number of pupils involved in growing.

  • Our school garden/allotment is currently:

    10+ m2.


Action update

June 2nd, 2011

New Paths

We have had some gravel delivered and we have been putting down gravel paths. Mr Bradley our janitor has put down lots of new paths. We have been able to plant even more plants, our pupils have enjoyed the opportunity to get involved. We would love the sun to start shining so we can get out there and grow.

May 19th, 2011

Raised beds

We have planted alot of seeds to grow in our poly tunnel. One of our teachers has grown lots of seedlings which we are going to plant out in the poly tunnel. Our next step is to buy some raised beds and more compost to get out the planting!

May 19th, 2011

Poly tunnel

We have purchased a poly tunnel. It is made from recycled salmon nets. The wind is strong in Shetland so it is very strong, it is made by Nortenergy here is Shetland. The Moving On Project and Manson & Robertson have put it up for us.

May 19th, 2011


Our P7 children investigated air miles and the impact of transporting food. We asked local people for traditional Shetland soup recipes. We had an article in the Shetland Times and gots lots of ideas. Our P7 pupils made a Shetland soup recipe powerpoint. We hope to make enough tattie soup later in the year with these recipes for the whole school!

May 19th, 2011


It’s been a beautiful sunny day in Shetland. Jim Budge a local farmer came in to our garden. he planted five different varieties of potatoes. We have a big triangle of potatoes which we hope grow well so that we can make tattie soup.

Here is a photo of Jim helping  members of the Action Team to tread in the tatties!

May 19th, 2011


The ground in Shetland is quite hard to dig. We have been lucky enough to have the help of parents to rotivate the whole of the area. They then collected lots of topsoil for us to help us grow our plants. So now the area is clear and ready for the whole school to get growing.

May 19th, 2011

Clearing the ground.

We have been out working in the new garden. The Moving On Project has helped us to clear all of the rubbish and stone from the garden. The grass is clear and we have an area for a patio.

March 2nd, 2011

New garden project

We have been lucky enough to obtain a garden area very close to the school which we intend to turn into vegetable patches for all stages of the school. At the moment we have help coming from the Moving On Project to clear the ground and keep all the slabs, chips and stones so that we can reuse them.

We are also planning to get a polytunnel so that we can grow our own seeds and see them turning into plants.

We want to grow vegetables so that the school cook can use them for our dinners.

The Appetite for Action programme has been developed in partnership between the leading environmental behaviour change charity Global Action Plan and Sky. Global Action Plan has run the Action in School programme successfully with over 300 schools, helping them to make small changes that make a big difference. The Appetite for Action programme with Sky will allow many more schools to benefit from the process.