As we move into the summer months, our gardening project is in full swing! Each class is currently cultivating a chilli plant as part of our chilli competition, along with their own potatoes which are happily growing outside of school. The Year Six children spent a very muddy day planting up rhubarb and raspberries and many other plants in the barrels outside of school, along with preparing the ground ahead of the construction of our poly tunnel. We have also built a new bed near the climbing boulder, and introduced a range of other herbs and plants in all sorts of places around school.
The children in gardening club have been busy planting up new vegetables from seed, including squashes, beans and pak choi! They have sewn the seeds into trays of starter plugs. Once they are ready, the gardeners will plant them out in the vegetable beds to continue their growing journey outside! We look forward to tasting the produce!
During half term the PTA hosted a plant sale to raise funds to support all the gardening going on at school. A massive thank you to everyone who bought plants and to all the stalls which donated 10% of their sales to the school.
This has certainly been a very busy term so far, and our gardening club have big plans for the rest of the summer. We must thank Mrs Musson and Richard Hart for all of their hard work with this project – the school grounds look amazing at the moment and it is fabulous to see so many children enjoying gardening!