Thanks to all the children in our school, we’ve been getting into growing and gardening in our school today. Many of the teachers and one parent attended a fabulous course given by Paddy Madden a very well known SESE lecturer and school garden expert, which gave us the kick start we needed to get going this year.
Thanks to the PA and all the parent helpers (approximately 7 Parents helpers- which was wonderful), the teachers, staff, SNAs and most importantly our pupils for a wonder time today planting- we can’t wait to watch the progress over the season.
We did most of our planting outdoors as it allowed more space for all the children to get involved even though the majority of them were sowing peas, beetroot, strawberries & lettuce which were then transferred into the classrooms to be monitored.
JI – Growing and painting their own planting tins in class.
SI- Strawberries and Peas
1st – Sewing Beetroot and Strawberries
3rd-/4th Carrots using a dustbin with holes in the bottom filled with plastic bottles then filled with a mixture of sand and soil sieved and watered and kept indoors until 2.5cm tall- We will need GOOD LUCK for this!
5th/6th – Sewing Potatoes in beds and bags ( using soil and manure.)