Wow! The children in Gardening Club have shown true enthusiasm over the past month. Gardening Club are proud of their progress in working to establish an edible garden.
Over the last few weeks the children have planted potatoes, garlic, rhubarb, peas, radishes and strawberries; we are already looking forward to harvesting the fruit and vegetables later this year.
The children have already learnt so much – early on we observed the importance of watering seeds; a warm classroom and a lack of water caused emerging sunflower seedlings to die or fail to germinate, hopefully our next attempt will be more successful! We have also explored composting, ‘Rot-bots’ now sit at the back of Bradgate classroom and allow us to watch how waste can be recycled into fertiliser for the soil. During Science Week KS1 learnt about the importance of Minibeasts in the garden, the children have since shown true compassion and respect for these little creatures.
A huge thank-you to everyone who has helped so far this year as we have made a great start. On behalf of Gardening Club we would like to thank those of you who have volunteered your time as well as those who have donated materials for the children to use.