A big thank you to all the parent volunteers who came to school this morning and helped Sammy put the soil in the planters! You did a great job.👍🏻
Thank you very much to Sammy and Paul Kirkpatrick (Charlie and Jack's dad) who have been working at the floor of the polytunnel all day. It was a big job and Sammy needed some help. Paul was able to go and collect ready mixed concrete with his van and trailer.
Soon we will be able to start planting our flowers, fruit and vegetables. We are all looking forward to taking turns to work in the polytunnel.
Primary One had a great time yesterday popping in and out to see what stage the polytunnel was at. We watched the men at different times of the day to see what stage they were at. Dean was the boss and he told us all sorts of useful information about how the tunnel was made and what we could plant in the Planters. He told us to remember to soak the peas overnight so they grow more quickly and to keep the lettuce seeds in the fridge before planting!!
He explained how the galvanized steel hoops were made in his engineering firm and told Sammy that he would need to cover the base in concrete and make a path to the tunnel.
We are looking forward to taking our turn in the tunnel to plant some vegetables or fruit.
Thanks again to Dean and his team.
We received some lovely plants from Greenmount that needed to be planted fairly soon. Yesterday Sammy helped the boys and girls in P1 to get them into the ground.
Lauren is our class Eco Representative so she got the Clematis out of the pot and positioned it against the fence beside the bus stop.
Charlie our other Eco Rep. planted the Dogwood on the left side of the small gate where the children come in to school.
Angelica and Sebastian are this week's leaders so they planted the Horse Chestnut tree in between the old Willow Dens. Hopefully in time we will have a tree to give us lots of conkers!!
Findley, Abbie, James and Erin came with me today to Greenmount to collect our prize for the scarecrow we entered into the Garden Show last June.
We had made a scarecrow using only plastic bottles. It is now in our Outdoor classroom. It won the best scarecrow in the Eco section.
So we need to start thinking about what we can make for the competition next year.
We had a great time at CAFRE. We all received a very informative book about planting and growing our own food by Jilly Dougan.
The children had to create a Planter with Ivy and Cyclamen. We will need to remember to water it!
The school also received a Horse Chestnut Tree, a Clematis and a Cornus or Dogwood, which we will need to get planted out fairly soon.
Thanks again to all the people at Greenmount College who looked after us so well this year.