What a busy term we had in the garden! We harvested our rhubarb and from ‘Farm to fork’ the boys in 3rd and 4th class used their cooperative skills and Maths’ skills to cook rhubarb crumble.
6th class did a great job cutting back old growth to make way for the new.
Spring is well and truly here! Third classes were busy planting potatoes and tomatoes. Mr Kelly’s 1st class got help from Mr O’Doherty’s 6th class to plant their lettuce seeds.
Hoping for a bumper harvest later as courgettes and chard seeds were also planted in 4th class.
Infants planted onions and sunflower seeds and enjoyed getting handling the soil and getting grounded. All calming rewarding activities. We hope you all try these at home too.
Enjoy this little video of our endeavours!
The Green School Team was very pro-active in taking the next step with the acorns we gathered in the Autumn. It was decided that we would conduct an experiment with these acorns; those that had been put into the fridge in sealed bags with dampened kitchen paper would be planted out in black pots whilst those that had spent the last couple of months buried in sand outside would be planted in pots that were not black. We will be keen to see which lot of acorns will put out green shoots first.
Boys from 1st class up brought in pots and soil. On Jan. 31st we planted the acorns out. It will be exciting to see how many oak trees emerge!
Goska Wilkowska, an expert in biodiversity and all things to do with nature and wildlife came to visit our 2nd class pupils – the boys learned a lot about nature all around us!
Our school garden is coming into its own now that summer has started. 3rd class have been experimenting, and following recipes with some the vegetables and fruit.
They made some Elderberry cordial which involved peeling, weighing and measuring and lots of fun!
There’s a host of healthy herbs, first rhubarb harvest ( mmm, crumble on the way), lick your lips garlic, spuds springing up, cabbage coming along and strawberries peeking out. The June garden is bursting out!