Welcome to Growing Greener, Holy Trinity Rosehill Primary School's flagship creative learning programme. By working with a range of people from different backgrounds the children in our school learn about growing a greener future through gardening, cooking, conservation, enterprise and digital technologies. You will find the latest news about all of the exciting activities we have been doing on this new blog!

Summer Fun

Posted by Mrs S. Brennan on June 8th, 2014

We have been working with Mr. Ashton from the Wildlife Trust.  We have been planting fruit and vegetables and have already been able to harvest some salad leaves and strawberries.  Last week we made dens for the insects and animals that Mr. Ashton brought into school.  It was great ...(Read More)

Get growing

Posted by Mr Ashton on March 17th, 2014

I have just sorted out the dates, ready to work with nursery and reception – lets hope everyone has greenfingers!

Raddish Harvest

Posted by Mr Ashton on July 4th, 2013

Red class planted raddish  and lettuce seeds a few weeks ago – Have look at them now!

Splendid Lettuce

Posted by Mr Ashton on July 4th, 2013

Take a look at the lettuce that green class have been growing!

Get tips from our team of gardeners at Holy Trinity Rosehill. Mr Ashton from the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust is our resident gardening expert and environmental educator and will be writing lots of useful advice to help you garden at home and in the community. Mr Waller, Mrs Brennan and Mrs Forrest will also share some of their green fingered tips too!

Wildlife Watch

Posted by Mr Ashton on May 28th, 2013

Are you interested in the wildlife we find in the garden?

Do you need to find out more – why not visit our website to find out more – 



Growing Food for the Future Creative / Innovative Competition

Posted by Mr Ashton on May 28th, 2013

Do you want to win an I-pad for your class?

Do you have a good idea for growing vegetables in a creative way?

Have you got an innovative idea about how to water your growing area?

Why not enter our competition.

You have until 28th June to do your activity and then send us some information about it.

The best idea will will an I-pad for their class

For more details ...(Read More)


Posted by Mr Ashton on May 9th, 2013

Summer is just around the corner and the garden is growing, flowers smell nice and insects are buzzing. Make the most of the sunny days by doing some jobs in your garden.
Fruit & Vegetables
Sow now:
Sow radish and spinach and lettuce outside, and sow courgettes and French beans inside.
Harvest now:
Early sowings of salad leaves, salad onions and rhubarb. Make some rhubarb crumble
Jobs now:
• Continue to earth up your potatoes as they grow and keep them watered.
• The weeds ...(Read More)

Bonfire Night

Posted by Mr Ashton on October 29th, 2012

Don’t forget if you are having a bonfire at home to check it for hedgehogs before you set it alight. Sometimes hedgehogs see the big pile of sticks and think you have made a home for them to hibernate!

We are really excited to share our Growing Greener video which was created to celebrate all of our exciting creaitve learning work. We hope you enjoy it!

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The Growing Greener programme was initially funded by Creative Partnerships, the UK's flagship creative learning organisation operated by Creativity, Culture and Education. The programme now embodies a greater part of our whole school ethos and curriculum to provide children with relevant, meaningful and inspiring experiences to enhance and improve their learning.

We are still recognised as a School of Creativity for the Creative Partnerships programme. We continue to keep this title in recognition of our provisions for creative learning across the school.