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Spring Clean – March 2018

On Saturday 17th March we held our second allotment Spring Clean. Despite the snow, parents, pupils and teachers turned up to help. An amazing amount of work was done and the allotment is now safe and ready for classes to use. The worms were even set free! Previously they lived in wormeries behind one of the sheds, but they are now free inside the one of  larger compost heaps.

Thank you everyone for all your help!

 

Allotment

In 2017, lots of pupils worked out on the allotment. A wide range of activities took place such as planting, weeding, reading, measuring, looking at mini beasts, making bird scarers, sowing a wild flower meadow, making compost and drawing.  Primary 5 has even done a re-enactment and burnt down their Highland croft on the allotment! A bird hide has been created and younger classes go out regularly to feed the birds and look at them through binoculars.

 

The seeds for the 2018 growing season have now been ordered and every year group will grow something different in their class beds.

Here are some of the things we will grow:

Strawberries

Beans

Peas

Cabbage

Tomato

Beetroot

Carrots