Tag Archives: garden, eco

Green Flag

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.

Royal Horticultural Society School Garden Awards

bird feederscomposting wormsAll 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 evidenceWP_20160521_010

minibeast hotel completedreduce reuse recycleWP_20160513_001

Help needed in the garden

Can you spare some time to help us develop our gardens?

The children are busy growing plants to put outside once all risk of frost has gone.

Can you help us to prepare the ground/ general tidy up?  Any time you can spare will be greatly appreciated. Pop into the office on Friday 6th May or Monday 9th May any time between 9am and 10.30 or 11 – 12.30 or 1.30 until 3pm.  If you do have your own digging fork or spade and want to bring it along please feel free to do this.

No experience needed just old footwear that you don’t mind getting dirty.

We have a small supply of adult sized tools in school. If you do have your own digging fork or spade and want to bring it along please feel free to do this.

We will keep our fingers crossed for some sun!!!



Volunteers Needed

The rain during the holidays has really helped our garden to grow – especially the weeds.

Do you have any spare time during the day?
We would love to have some help from parents to assist the pupils in improving the garden areas further. If you can help please contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Fleming or leave your name/contact details.

School Garden

We really need help in our school garden.  The garden team have been outside today and have been very busy finishing off levelling out the bark in our garden.  Our strawberry bed has been planted up and we have made a start to make our log pile.

Some of the jobs that need done at the moment are pruning shrubs, raking leaves, turing over soil and painting wooden pallets.  If you can help please pop into he school and ask for Mrs Fleming.

We are still looking for donations to help us develop our garden.  Some of the items that the garden group have identified are: clear perspex sheets (x3)  (about 1 metre square), bark chips, compost and roofing felt for our hut.

We have some extra wooden pallets available if anyone can take them away.  If you are interested please ask at the school office.

School Garden Project

Thank you very much to all of the parents who volunteered to help out improve our school garden so that we can increase the opportunties for children to learn outdoors.  We will be in touch shortly to arrange dates for the various projects.  If you didn’t get a chance to volunteer last week and have any free time after Easter please contact the school office and leave your details and times that you could help.