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Gardening & Eco Club

Climate Change

This week Eco club and Gardening club joined forces to discuss COP26 and the implications of this on our planet. The pupils had fantastic knowledge of climate change and ways that we could improve as a school. We decided that we should create posters to be displayed around the school to advocate saving the environment. Eco club members promoted switch off fortnight and told the members of gardening club what they needed to be doing during switch off fortnight. 

This week the pupils have been tending to their crops and maintaining the entire allotment. The children were delighted to see that several plants are beginning to grow, including radishes and broad beans. 

For the last couple of weeks the children have been tending to the school garden by getting rid of all the fallen leaves, the weeds and maintaining their own planters.

This week the children put on their welly boots and visited our allotment. We had already discussed what would be suitable to plant at this time of year, after each child had researched what could be planted in Autumn. needed to prep the planters.

Each child was allocated their own planter and they set to work preparing it for their chosen bulbs and seeds. The children planted a range of vegetables and flowers including radishes, winter carrots and daffodils. The children really enjoyed being able to plant their own plants and we cannot wait to see the plants as they begin to grow!smiley