Gosberton kids in bloom to take on the ‘big, wide world’

Class 1 pupils and staff at Gosberton House School with their Italian-themed garden display.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Class 1 pupils and staff at Gosberton House School with their Italian-themed garden display. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Gosberton House School embraced South Holland’s past reputation as the flower-growing capital of Europe with a garden display of truly global proportions.

Pupils and staff created a collection of tropical and continental allotments based on countries, including France, Italy, Mexico, Poland and Tanzania.

Class 6 pupils present their tropical, Tanzanian garden display.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Class 6 pupils present their tropical, Tanzanian garden display. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Deputy headteacher Lee Gregory said: “Each class was asked to create a garden by picking a country and reflecting its customs and traditions within it.

“We then opened it up to the public, including visitors from Gosberton and other people who got to hear about it, as part of a Open Schools’ Gardens Weekend in association with the Lincolnshire Gardens Trust.

“The aim was for our children to become more aware of the big, wide world around them and the plants of different countries which are grown in very different climates.

“Each class created a garden according to the countries they chose, with staff and parents also taking part.

The aim was for our children to become more aware of the big, wide world around them and the plants of different countries

Gosberton House School deputy headteacher Lee Gregory

“There was a really good response from the public as well in buying sunflowers from an enterprise stall at the school.”

Pupils in thier Polish-inspired garden allotment at Gosberton House School.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Pupils in thier Polish-inspired garden allotment at Gosberton House School. Photo by Tim Wilson.