It's been a cold spring so far but now its time to get back out into the school garden. Last year was very successful and we managed to make soup with the kids with the potatoes, onions and carrots that were harvested. We also grew, strawberries, turnips, broccoli and lettuce. The kids love being out in the garden and getting away from the classroom for a while and they loved making the soup!
The classes involved are 1st - 4th, so if any parents from these classes would like to get involved let your class teacher know or any member of the committee.
All help much appreciated!
There are still a lot of potatoes and carrots plus some other vegetables to harvest in the school garden before we clear them out ready for planting in the spring. So this year we have begun a new initiative using the produce in the garden to cook with the kids. Today Mr McDonagh's 5th class spent some time preparing vegetables and making soup - they had great time. This will be repeated with the other classes who have gardens - 2nd through to 5th, in the run up to Halloween.
As with all parent led activities any help would be much appreciated.
The time has come to get things going again the school garden. This year 1st and 2nd class will be taking care of the raised beds at the back of the school and 3rd and 4th class have the beds at the front of the school. We will do some planting indoors first of all to get things started before we plant outside. The potatoes and strawberries were a great success last year so the school has bought two new raised beds just for them so we can plant a wider variety in the class beds. The children really loved coming out into the garden last year and taking home their produce, hopefully this year will be just as successful. If you have any spare time to help out please let any member of the committee or the class teachers know. Thanks for all your help.
We will be working in the gardens on Mondays and Thursdays (weather permitting) with 2nd - 5th Class until the end of October. If you are interested in helping out please email email@example.com. In the next few weeks we will have some photos of the gardens up on the gardening notice board.
You may have noticed that some raised beds have been put in at the front of the school and there are four further beds at the back of the school. These beds are nearly ready to be planted. We are hoping that 1st - 4th Class will be involved, growing vegetables and maybe some flowers - whatever they want to do! Working in the garden is weather dependant so we can't set a specific day but if you would like to help out in anyway then please contact a member of the committee or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for all your support.
This morning (19th Nov) we were in the garden with children from 3rd class planting daffodil bulbs for the spring - everyone enjoyed it! There will be another chance for more children to help out next week - hopefully weather permitting!
Anyone who wants to help out in the garden can let a committee member know. There are some plans to put some raised beds in at the front of the school and some planting boxes at the back of the school - we'd like to get as many kids as possible out helping as they all enjoy getting out of the classroom for a while!