The children in 5th class are taking part in a new primary school initiative called 'Wild Work'. Wild Work's slogan is 'Helping People Help Nature Help You'. Over 6 workshops, the children will be learning all about local habitats, animals, rivers, pollination and biodiversity and will be using nature and the outdoors as part of this learning.
We have been hard at work in our school garden!
Planting peas and potatoes in our school garden!
In March we started by chitting potatoes (British Queens-second earlies) on the window sill of 6th class, after a few weeks when sprouting had started a group from the class commenced planting.
The ground is quite heavy with clay so compost was added to improve the soil structure along with Gallop organic horsemanure to enhance soil nutrition.
Students then planted the potatoes (March 29th) in drills and marked the plot. We hope to harvest a good size potatoes just before end of term in late June.
Peas-'First Early May' 3rd class planted Peas in module trays on March 30th. Four Volunteers from the class agreed to bring the peas home and care for them over the Easter holidays- Eve, Luke, Charlie and Joshua. They did a great job and returned with fabulous peas well on the way to ground ready. We will plant them in the garden in the coming weeks when frost risk has passed. In the meantime they will be cared for in class on a bright sunny windowsill.
Onions 'Red Baron' organic. Fintan in 2nd class planted onions just before the Easter holidays. We hope they will have time to grow to maturity in time to harvest a the end of June.
Planting was very much enjoyed by all students and they look forward to monitoring progress of these tasty vegetables! Sharron.