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We Can Grow have been a brilliant deliver partner for the Doncaster Opportunity Area’s Essential Life Skills (ELS) programme. Our mission is to create conditions in which the most disadvantaged children can access the same opportunities as their more affluent peers and We Can Grow’s delivery has supported this. They have worked with children and young people to teach them skills such as resilience and hard work coupled with knowledge about how they can lead healthier lifestyles, which will ultimately impact not just young people but their families too.”

CLAIRE HUGHES, Opportunity  Area Commissioning Lead at Doncaster Council

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We Can Grow School Club 


The children absolutely adore our Club. Each week they are keen to share their ideas with Steve and Katy. They take on the responsibility for looking after the plants and have also come up with some great ideas of how we can use the vegetables we are growing. Our Ofsted inspector was so impressed with the club and the children’s enthusiasm that she mentioned it in our recent report. This type of work has helped the school to reach its “good” judgement.


Ann-Marie Mason - Principal 

Castle Academy

We Can Grow School Club 


The resources which you have provided with us are such high quality to say nothing of your expertise and the engagement levels of the pupils. It is really refreshing to see the club is the best attended at school with 26 regular pupils accessing your provisions. It is a unique concept and one which we wholeheartedly support having seen the growing and sustainable impact it has on our pupils.


Mrs S. Groarke

Head Teacher

St. Peter’s Primary

We Can Grow Breakfast Club


Children, ranging from nursery age to year 6, who joined are having a fabulous time doing lots of different activities, including finding out where in the world some of the vegetables we buy come from and the distance they could have travelled. They have also learnt different families of vegetables, how to plant and how to care for them. It is something we are going to continue doing and look at using as part of our mentoring and mental well-being for everyone in school, gardening and caring for the planters and school grounds all year round.


Mrs Cathy Walker

HLTA/Learning Mentor

Rosedale Primary School

We Can Grow School Club 


The children have absolutely loved taking part and have learned so much. One of our children taking part has selective mute-ism but we are thrilled to say that throughout the club he has become very vocal, he has often spoken out loud to his peers as well as myself, Steve and Katie. The club has helped us to find that vital crux to work with this child going forward, something we can put into our one to one sessions to hopefully continue this positive effect within the school setting. 


Miss Brough 

Tornedale Infant School

We Can Grow School Club 


As Doncaster Behaviour PRU, we had to choose carefully from the scheme on offer via Opportunity Area Funding. Initially We Can Grow seemed like a little bit of a gamble – would our teenagers really grow vegetables? The answer is quite simply a resounding YES! Our partnership has been beyond what any of us ever imagined. Our learners have been engaged and they have genuinely looked forward to each week. A child getting out of their taxi at the PRU and picking a carrot or spring onion from our beautiful planters to eat as they walk into the building is an amazing sight.

Levett PRU

We Can Grow Breakfast Club

It’s difficult to list all the knock-on benefits it’s providing to the children both academically but also indirectly through life-skills such as communication, teamwork, self-esteem, problem-solving, and the application within a proper tangible project that everyone is invested in. The best part, however, is to experience the children’s reactions, they LOVE what they are doing and can’t get enough.



Ms. K. Bratt - Teacher

Tranmoor Primary

Why our little growers  LOVE US!