Gardening gets back underway as the new term starts. This year, gardening is part of the new PPA carousel which sees children enjoying four 9 week blocks across the year covering circus skills (with our partners Lost in Translation), Forest Schools, cooking, and music and gardening. In gardening we started by creating packs of sunflower seeds – enough for every member of the school community – that will be distributed in the Spring. Over the course of two afternoons the two gardening groups created 220 packs. Each pack contains 2 – 3 seeds. The remaining seeds (of which there were many!) will be planted around school. Over the coming weeks the gardening group will be:

  • weeding the beds to remove the last remnants of summer growing
  • refreshing the soil in the planters with new compost
  • tidying the poly tunnel
  • cleaning the tools
  • planting bulbs for spring flowering
  • planting winter salads and onions