Gardening

Our Growing Hubs

This year we have got our Growing hub Award.  We had to grow plants and if we did it right the lady that came over would give us the Growing Hub Award which we now have because we passed and she thought our garden was great and well done so she gave it to us.  Some targets that we passed were:

1 I can use a spade to dig soil                                                                                                           2 I can see worms and insects in a compost bin

3 I can plant a potato

4 I can put together a raised beds or compost bins from timber

5 I can thin seedlings

We are actually the very first school to get the Silver Growing Hubs Award in Scotland.

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Silver Growing Hubs Award

On June 3rd, Clyde, Breagha, Dylan, Logan and Catriona were excited to receive Silver Growing Hubs awards from Toni Clark of RoWAN.

The school is the first school in Scotland to achieve the Silver Level and shows a commitment to developing good gardening skills.

The aims of The Growing Hub Award are to provide an informal,  straight-forward way for pupils to gain horticultural skills and knowledge through growing fruit, vegetables and flowers and to award pupils with recognition of their new-found skills and knowledge

The photo shows the children receiving their awards from Toni Clark (right), with their teacher Sue Hollands who has led this work through the year.

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Today in gardening

My class and I went out to the school garden and we did some measuring. We measured the beds using tape measures and metre sticks. It was great fun and I think everybody enjoyed it as well as me. The reason we did this was so that we could make a scale drawing.IMG_6458