Robins Class Rep - Judit
Swallows Class Rep - Alice
Owls Reps - Janet & Kirstin
Kingfishers Rep - TBA
Earth Day Celebration at the Allotment
Earth Day aims to encourage people across the world
to be more environmentally friendly.
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Plants we noticed around the allotment.
Allotment Ground Force Day
It was brilliant to see such a lot of people on Sunday, a great chance to show off the allotment and outdoor classroom! As well as harvesting potatoes, curly kale, Swiss chard, courgettes and beetroot, which were then taken home to be enjoyed! We got some jobs done: painting benches St Andrew’s blue; repairing raised beds; taking out the old plants and weeds; adding compost. This meant that the class trips to the allotment the next week were able to plant spinach, carrots, peas, spring onions and onions for harvesting next spring.
Talking about Harvest you may see some allotment hops, lavender and a pumpkin around the school in the run up to the Harvest Assembly.
For the first time we had a treasure hunt around the allotments, which the children enjoyed. Another first was having more people than jobs, which meant it was a good social occasion, getting to know new families and old.
We also now have our allotment team, thanks to all who have volunteered (do get in touch if you want to join the team).
“Head Gardener” Janet (Victoria in Owls Mum)
– Kirstin (Isobel in Owls Mum)
- Judit (Zsombi in Owls and Diana in Robins Mum)
- Alice (Florence in Swallow’s Mum)
- Sarah (Bailey in Swallows and Tristan in Robins Mum)
- Hugh and Becca (Rosie in Robins parents)
A super morning was had by Swallow Class at our school allotment and outdoor classroom. We transformed the classroom area with a large bug hotel, a beautiful musical sculpture and a reflective pear prayer tree. The children squealed with delight when digging for bugs to transport to the new hotel. A fun morning had by all.
September 2015 - Ground Force Allotment Day
"Pumpkins and wild flowers, the allotment has been busy over the summer"
Track Title: Down to the Allotment
Spring Allotment Ground Force Day
"There was a small but happy gang of volunteers at the latest allotment day. We did dig and replanted the herb garden and also some of the wild flower meadow. The children in particular enjoyed helping the adults paint the shed St. Andrew's blue, watering plants and people, finding bugs and watching the nearby chickens.The rest of the plots are now ready for our pumpkins and some other plants which will go in soon.
Thank you to everyone who came to help!!
Track Title: Harvest Samba
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St. Andrew's Allotment Ground Force Day Video
After a long and cold winter we have now begun to see the first signs of spring, and St. Andrew's children are busy getting the allotment ready for some new plants.
What's New this Spring?
Benjamin shows off the hard work from the children on the children's bed!
Our water butt is now fitted to the guttering to allow us to use rain water for watering our plants.
Compost which has been rotting for a year is now ready to dig into the seed beds.
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the Allotment Ground Force morning video Autumn 2012.