‘Tiny Tim’ and ‘Explosive Ember’ say thank you very much for buying us at the plant sale today. So far the children have raised over fifty pounds to go towards our seed fund next year, with more to come in next week. We still have some ‘Tiny Tim’ tomatoes left to sell on Monday, so don’t feel left out, come to the allotment shed on the Eyam Road path after school on Monday for your final chance to gather up a bargain and help swell the children’s seed fund for next year.
Please don’t forget the plant sale tomorrow Friday the 24th July after school, starting at three o’clock. The limited number of tomato and chilli plants planted and grown by the children will be for sale at the school allotment shed on the Eyam Road path, the money we make from selling the plants will go towards buying next years seed.
The wild meadow flowers in the Garden for Reflection erupt into a blaze of colour telling us that summer is well and truly here. Only a few months ago the meadow was just a line on the grass, a bare patch of earth and grass sods, that with the help of the Wildlife Explorers Club have been transformed in to both a wonderful wildflower meadow, as well as our very own Mount Norbury.
Early years look at colour and form in the Butterfly and Allotment Gardens. The sunny weather not only brings out the hats and sun cream, but it also brings forth the colourful flowers and insects within the school gardens which in turn helped in the creation of some wonderful drawings from the children.
The Garden Club plant up runners from our productive Strawberry plants at lunch time today. If these runners root we can use them to increase our stock for next year, we will just have to think of where to plant them, may be a garden just dedicated to strawberries?
Over the past few months the Gardening Club have planted, watered and nurtured a number of miniature Tomato and Chilli plants for sale, so you can enjoy them at home over the coming summer holiday. The Garden Club is just one lunchtime activity forming part of the schools commitment to Outdoor Learning, and environmental understanding. Over the past year the children have planted vegetables in the Allotment Garden, herbs in the Herb Garden, wild flowers in both the Wildflower Garden as well as the Garden for Reflection. In order to continue this valuable work and raise funds for our seed purchase next spring we are hosting a plant sale for the limited number of Tomato’s and Chilli plants, on a first come first served basis, the sale will take place at the Allotment Shed on the Eyam Road path from 3:00 am on Friday 24th July.
Slowly but surely the new shade sail area starts to take shape. Over the coming weeks the area will undergo a transformation from the overgrown, under-utilised, ex chicken run, in to a place for the children to sit, eat, when the weather allows, talk and play. When the children come back to school in September the area will resemble a beach with seating, pebbles, sand as well as our very own pirate ship (actually a sailing dingy), with blue and yellow sails suspended above. The creation of this inspiring, exciting outdoor place would not have been possible without the vital funding and support from the Parents Association.
Following on from last weeks look at the various habitats within the school grounds, Year One spent the morning looking at the shapes and colours of summer, first in the Butterfly Garden then in the School Allotment.
Children of the Garden Club and others enjoy the fruits of their hard work with a feast of Raspberries and Strawberries from the School Allotment at lunchtime today. Over the past two months the children have also planted and nurtured a limited number of tiny tomato and chilli plants that will be for sale within the next few weeks, giving you the chance to have a tasty bit of Norbury Hall School Allotment in your kitchen.
Following on from the trip to Whacky Woods last week, today the children from nursery well watered, and covered from the sun, went for a walk around the school grounds to look at our range of diverse habitats, and in doing so managed to share some of their already extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for outdoor learning.