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Year 12s and Year 7s are challenged to take Thornton back to its horticultural roots.

Thornton’s buddy scheme involves Year 7s and Year 12s meeting up every two weeks to foster new relationships and spark fresh conversations between the two year groups.

This networking has become so well established and is working so well that Mr Bowman felt it was time to push the boundaries a little more this morning to foster even greater dialogue. Throwing down the gauntlet, he asked the students to work in mixed teams and become green-fingered gardeners during the Trinity term.

Their task is to establish vegetable patches in the school’s walled garden and plant and grow a variety of summer-sprouting salads and herbs. This produce they will then have to use to create a meal for staff and students. The prize for the winning team will be a trip to a bowling alley.

The girls will start their research at their next meeting and will then choose their seeds, ready to sow before half-term.



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