Kirkcolm Primary School

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Tending to our Trees


Norval Dampney from Incredible Edibles popped into school on Tuesday afternoon to tend to the orchard that was planted last year. Some of our Eco committee and other P5-7 pupils went with her to give our trees some TLC!

Norval explained to pupils that we need to clear the bottom of the trees from grass and wild plants to give the trees less competition and more of a chance to grow. Pupils set to work and also laid down cardboard and bark around the base of each tree to give it more nutrients.

Pupils learned that there are more microbes in 1 teaspoon of healthy soil than there are people in the whole world!! Hence the need to make sure our hands are clean when we come in from play times and particularly before eating.

We look forward to watching our trees grow and eventually harvesting the fruit in years to come!


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