Planting in the Playground

The Planting in the Playground project has completed its sixth year of helping those Primary and Special Needs schools with very little or no suitable space for gardening projects. Set up in 2009 the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA) and the London Children’s Flower Society (LCFS) have supported 47 schools across London.

Watergate KS1 gardenOver 5 years the project has provided each school with:

  • one 8ft by 4ft raised wooden bed,
  • 60 bags of soil
  • A cheque for £50 ( to be spent on gardening tools, etc)
  • Gardening books
  • Royal Parks Teachers Tool Kit
  • vegetable seeds and plants

Over the next 4 years the project will slowly decrease the number of schools it supports ensuring every school on the project receives 5 years of support.

So, in 2014 we will no longer support the 10 schools which joined the project in 2009 leaving us with 37 schools to support in 2014, 25 schools to support in 2015, 17 schools to support in 2016 and 7 schools in 2017.

List of the 47 schools supported by Planting in the Playground

Year of Joining Project School Borough
2009 Addison Primary School Hammersmith
2009 Alexandra Junior School Bromley
2010 Archbishop Sumner CE Primary School Lambeth
2009 Bannockburn Primary School Greenwich
2009 Christchurch CE Primary School Brent
2011 Clapham Manor Primary School Lambeth
2013 Cranbrook Primary School Redbridge
2013 Crownfield Junior School Havering
2009 Darell Primary School Richmond
2010 Daubeney JM & I School Hackney
2011 Eastlea Community School Newham
2012 Eden Primary School Haringey
2009 Falconbrook Primary School Wandsworth
2009 Gainsborough Primary School Hackney
2013 Grinling Gibbons Primary School Lewisham
2010 Haseltine Primary School Lewisham
2010 Hatcham Temple Grove Primary School Lewisham
2012 Hazelwood Infant and Junior Schools Enfield
2012 Heronsgate Primary School (Royal Arsenal Site) Greenwich
2010 Langbourne Primary School Southwark
2013 Lansbury Lawrence Primary School Tower Hamlets
2012 Manorside Primary School Barnet
2011 Mayplace Primary School Bexley
2012 Mayville Primary School Waltham Forest
2011 Mitchell Brook Primary School Brent
2009 Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School Redbridge
2010 Park Primary School Newham
2013 Pinewood Primary School Havering
2010 Poverest Primary School Bromley
2012 Singlegate Primary School Merton
2013 St Aloysius Catholic Infant school Camden
2011 St Anthony’s RC Primary School Bromley
2010 St Dominic’s RC Primary School Hackney
2011 St Margaret’s CE Primary School Greenwich
2010 St Michael’s East Wickham CE VA Primary School Bexley
2011 St Thomas More Catholic Primary School Bexley
2012 Stroud Green Primary School (Rainbow Nursery) Haringey
2012 Suttons Primary School Havering
2009 The Livity School Lambeth
2010 Tufnell Park School Islington
2011 Uphall Primary School Redbridge
2010 Westminster Cathedral RC Primary School Westminster
2009 Willow Brook Primary School Waltham Forest
2012 Wingfield Primary School Greenwich
2010 Winns Primary School Waltham Forest
2012 Winston Way Primary School Redbridge
2013 Wyborne Primary School Greenwich