Programme will be aired this Sunday
Main image: left to right at Millenium Green – presenter Matt Baker, teacher Ms Fourie, students Chloe, Callum, Rubun, teacher Mrs Andrews, Rio, Riley, Peter, teacher Mrs Rudd and presenter Margherita Taylor. Picture courtesy of Bridge Learning Campus.
Bridge Learning Campus – which takes students from Knowle West – has joined forces with Hartcliffe Friends of Millennium Green to take part in a project for BBC One’s Countryfile.
Due to broadcast this Sunday (23 May), the programme shows the links between science and gardening.
Primary and secondary aged pupils from the Hartcliffe school worked with the production team during April to plant vegetables, wild flowers and tend the orchard.
Teacher at Bridge Learning Campus, Nicola Andrews, works with students who benefit from extra support outside the main curriculum.
She said: “This has been a particular challenging year for our students and this project with Countryfile has helped them explore their local surroundings and develop life skills.
“In class we’ve been collecting seeds to grow vegetables and hope to use what we grow in cookery lessons. Getting involved in growing and tending to produce and wildflowers in our community will hopefully grow some life-long passions for the natural world.”
Friends of Hartcliffe Millennium Green member Jan Bohin said: “Friends of Hartcliffe Millennium Green are delighted with the response from students of Bridge Learning Campus who answer the challenge to help revitalise the park.
“We need more volunteers so check out our Facebook page to get involved.”
The episode is part of a series looking at the science behind gardening, including expert contributions from the Natural History Museum and The Royal Horticultural Society.
Countryfile will broadcast on BBC One at 5.50pm on Sunday 23 May.