Have you ever had the thrill of planting a tiny seed, watering it and watching it grow into a healthy plant that adds beauty to your every day with it's pretty petals? Or have you tasted a juicy, ripe tomato off the vine and chopped it into a salad of crisp lettuce leaves that you planted all by yourself? Now you can in St.Mary's School Garden.
Our tree planting was a success with the winners of our Hungry Caterpillar colouring competition planting a fruit tree on behalf of their class. The children got muddy but had an absolutely brilliant time of it! Congratulations to all the winners and also a well done to all of the children who participated in the competition. It was a really tough decision choosing the winners with so many excellent entries to choose from. We also need to give a huge THANK YOU to the RAF recruits who kindly helped dig the holes for the tree root.
Don't forget to check out our new Tree Planting Gallery.
We have had some major success with our growing beds already during the growing season. Each class planted seeds in their raised beds and then enjoyed crops of leeks, radishes, salad leaves and potatoes.
Our Reception and Year 1 classes celebrated "Apple Day" in style with a mini science project discovering why apples float. They then created works of art using fruit, vegetables and the natural things they found around the school grounds.
They created some wonderful works of art and their creativity was inspired by the beauty of autumn all around them.
There is a Gallery of images called "Apple Day" for you to have a look at.
What's Coming up?
We have many exciting plans ahead of us but here are a few to get us started.
- We will soon be implementing a water collection and storage system to collect water for our plants. We will use this rainwater to water our crops.