Green Fingered Gardeners
Junior Boys are hoping for a bumper harvest later in the year thanks to their seven new raised garden beds donated by the PTA. All year groups have been involved with planning their unique gardens and will be planting, weeding, watering and developing the beds over the coming months.
Reception are going to grow Jack’s beanstalk and sweet pea flowers.
Year 1 are planting a herb garden for everyone to enjoy the smell of the different scents.
Year 2 are planning a flower garden based on a story they will hear in class.
Year 3 and 4 have some very special lettuce seeds arriving soon which have been in space with the British astronaut Tim Peake on the International Space Station. They are also growing potatoes for a national competition and a whole range of salad crops and vegetables. This has led to Year 4 being challenged to grow enough brussel sprouts so that everyone can have at least one brussel sprout with their school Christmas lunch!
Year 5 are making their plot wild! They are growing native wildflowers that will attract bees and other insects which are vital for all the plants to produce fruit and seeds.
Year 6 are making a strawberry patch. They are aiming to grow enough strawberries to feed everyone!
The School's Green Warriors presented the plants and ideas to the school during assembly on Monday. Mr Kimber, who built the beds, was present to see them officially opened. All the boys need now is some warm weather to help the plants.