What a Wonderful Winter Walk
The children at St Andrew's Infant School had a wonderful winter walk today enjoying the surroundings of the beautiful town in which they live.
In wellington boots and warm coats, each class along with some lovely parent helpers, took a walk along the meadow path to the school's allotment site. The meadow path route is one they use regularly in the Summer, when the allotment is tendered by the children. However, today they could observe how different the route looked in Winter, whilst having great fun getting muddy!
At the allotment, spinach was picked and leeks were pulled and they spoke about where the vegetables they eat at their Christmas meal come from. An explanation was given to the children on how the water butts (won in a competition by South East Water) conserve water and make the allotment sustainable. Using their 'noticing tool' they observed birds, wildlife, evergreen trees and tried to find a stick that looked just like 'Stick Man' written by Julia Donaldson, to bring back to school.
They were greeted on their return to school with a hot, Christmas dinner which Sally and Emma, the Cooks, had freshly prepared in the school's newly refurbished kitchen, using some of the vegetables from the allotment. It was gobbled up in appreciation by 120 fresh faced, rosy cheeked children!