2011

1/25/2013

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We filled pots and planted seeds

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We planted some of the seedlings in the foundation unit bed. We do a group every Tuesday in term time. Groups of 5 children join the session every 3 weeks or so so every one gets a chance to join in if they want.  We feel that if we plant the enjoyment of growing when young it sticks!

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Our first funding was from the Co-op Community fund. We bought a compost ball with it. Our hope was that it would combine composting with exercise....but it was very heavy when full, and very hard to roll around even for the adults in the group.  The children did enjoy opening it up to see what was inside though!

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WE pushed and pushed and rolled and rolled!  The compost rolled out a few times because we hadn't put the lid on properly!


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WE emptied the  ball, and sieved the contents. None of the children wanted to help with this!! It was hard work but we got some great compost.  Anything that  as too big was put back into the ball to rot down further.

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Unfortunately there was a lot of rubbish put in the bin...this is just a small amount.  We are hoping in future to get funding to develop the composting side of the project as there are a lot of educational opportunities involved and it will help towards the projects long term sustainability.   Reminder....Tetra milk cartons do not compost! Neither do plastic straws!

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SCARECROWS!  We designed scarecrows on rainy days

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We made them during the holidays and positioned them around the school. Some were even wearing school uniform.

 





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