Gardening for well-being
Our school garden is only small but has a big impact on the well-being of our pupils and the whole school community. Gardening has been proven to make you feel happier, calm, more relaxed and help with mindfulness. When gardening, our brains are pleasantly distracted by nature and this can shift the focus away from ourselves and our stresses, thereby restoring our minds and reducing negative feelings. Gardening can also be a safe space and encourage conversations about other worries. On top of all this it just looks beautiful to have some greenery, leaves, flowers and wildlife around us. We hope to encourage a love of gardening and the outdoors amongst our students and the wider school community.