Gardeners and Seedlings…

This is a project we have in school that ‘buddies up’ a Year 6 child with a child in EYFS. The relationship begins even before the youngest child starts school. The aim is to provide the newest children in school with positive role models who will guide, support and nurture them as they settle into school life and throughout their first year. For the older children, it gives them a sense of responsibility and encourages them to live out our school value OF ‘LOVE’, especially ‘LOVING OTHERS’ and also ‘LOVING OURSELVES’ as patience, self-control and self-respect are qualities need to fulfil the role of a successful gardener.

The idea of the older children being the gardeners nurturing the young ‘seedlings’ fits beautifully with our mission statement of Saint Gregory’s being

‘A Sanctuary of Love and Hope Where Greatness Grows.’

During the course of the year, the children will take part in activities that develop their friendship and each other’s learning. This year the children will share a worship time together, Sports Day, a Teddy Bears Picnic and support each other’s reading.