In 2002 Scotholm Primary school took over an allotment site at Whitemoor. The project was named Scot-a-lot and was funded through fundraising activity. Initially the project focussed on the development of a once overgrown and disused area in to a teaching garden.
In 2006 Groundwork Greater Nottingham started to support the school, it’s teachers and the pupils in extending their knowledge and the range of experiences available on the growing site.
Children were taught how to prepare the land, how to sow a crop; then care for it until it was ready for harvest. Over the years the children developed a fantastic knowledge of healthy lifestyles, how to grow fruit and vegetables and then cook the food and the project allowed us to support the national curriculum in ways we couldn’t do at school alone.
Eventually the project extended the use of the site to incorporate other local people, utilising opportunities such as; working parties, tree pruning events and have other schools and organisations visiting and participating in learning activities at the site, allowing Scot-A lot to be a resource for the wider community.