Lots of resources for gardening activities suitable for all ages can be found on the RHS school gardening website
Two resources below can be found on their website
Get outside and identify some wild flowers, some people call them weeds, but weeds are just wild flowers in places people don’t want them to grow!
Flowers come in all shapes and sizes – learn more here about what we call the different shapes of flowers.
Flower shape guide
Try growing the top of a carrot https://laughingkidslearn.com/how-to-grow-a-carrot-top/
Look after the plants that you have grown from seed – they might be ready to go out in your garden now.
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Spare Time? Can you help us to develop a new allotment area to teach children about growing fruit and veg. If you are interested in helping develop this outdoor area please contact the school ofice on 577 4100 and ask for Mrs Fleming.
Due to the number of applications that have been received by Eco Schools Scotland, we will unfortunately not hear if we have been awarded our green flag before the holidays. We will keep you updated in the new session.
We have submitted our application for our first ever Eco Schools Green Flag. All of the children have worked incredibly hard on a range of projects linked to caring for the environment. many thanks to the parents, grandparents and members of the commmunity who have helped us. The Bank of Scotland volunteers will be in school next week to help us prepare our allotment area.
All of our classes in the school, fmaily centre, CCC and PSADU have been working really hard out in the garden now that the weather has improved. We have been working on preparing the area that is going to become our allotment. We have now applied for our level 3 award. We focussed on:
- Creating habitats for wildlife, planting a range of plants to encourage butterflies and bees into the garden. We have created a minibeast corner in the garden, painted a beehive for the Waterworks community garden. put up bird feeders, nesting boxes and a butterfly feeding station.
- Learning about composting and recycling. the nursery have a wormery, they put the waste from their snacks into it and they make compost for their plants.
- Starting to prepare our new allotment area. Planting more fruit and vegetables in school and outside.
Have a loook at some of our work.
Carlibar RHS level 3 evidence
If you have an hour to spare please pop into school. We are always keen to have some helpers in our garden. We currently need help to paint wood and also to dig/ turn over the soil to create new raised beds.
All Primary 3b children were given a challenge by Mrs Fleming.
Thank you to everyone who brought a 5p coin to school today. We raised £22.10. This money will be spent buying materials to repair our garden tool store.
Our new Eco Team revealed the new Eco Code to the whole school at our September assembly and announced the winners of the Eco Mascot Shared Family Learning Challenge. The ideas that families had were great. The eco team will spend next week creating the new mascot Carlibug, using ideas from a number of different mascot entries. Watch out for more Eco news coming soon.
Our Eco Team have been working very hard with Mrs Fleming, Mr McPhilemy and the janitors to complete the environmental audit for the school. They had an assembly to tell everyone about their findings. Click on the link below to see their presentation.
Eco Council Assembly September 15
Thank you for collecting the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers for us. We collected enough tokens to get some new garden tools especially made for younger children. Here are some of the tools that your vouchers enabled us to get for the school.
Primary 2 children helped to harvest some of our potatoes that had been planted in the garden before the Summer holidays. Primary 5 children harvested some gooseberries and checked on the apples in our mini orchard.