Exciting news! The school allotment is being relaunched. Overseen by Miss Tomkinson since the October half term in 2020, pupils at Brooke Hill have had the opportunity to contribute to the growing and maintenance of a small allotment on the school site.
This term, Birch and Blossom class's enrichment activity is cooking. We have been exploring where our food comes from and how to prepare it for eating. We visited the allotment to pick some beans and tomatoes to put in our vegetable casserole, along with a few other vegetables. It was great fun and went down very well!
Mr Smith has been tremendously busy in the allotment too. Amongst all the other jobs he has completed over the holidays in and around school, Mr Smith has also put the roof on our new garden room shed and constructed a narrow raised bed for pupils to grow herbs. It looks fantastic- thank you!
A huge thank you to everyone who has been onsite during the summer holidays to ensure the allotment is maintained ahead of pupils returning next week. It's a hugely appreciated.
The mini munch seeds planted by Year 1 pupils during the summer term are ready for harvest when pupils return next week.
Our first courgette was harvested only 3 days after school closed for the summer holidays as it wasn't quite ready on our last day. The children did such a wonderful job of nurturing the growth of all the fruits, vegetables and plants in the allotment this year. Congratulations to everyone on the achievements and a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed in making our allotment this academic year successful.
A huge thank you to Mr Smith who has been incredibly busy constructing our new garden room building using wood donated from William Hercock Ltd... picture to follow...
Our year 6 pupils have been busy again, this time clearing the weeds off the vegetable bed.
Mr Smith has also been busy repurposing wood to create a much larger raised vegetable bed over the original one. Amazing work! You may have also noticed the tyres have been repurposed and attached to the fence- we are hoping this will become a 'bug hotel' and that our year 1 pupils will be able to help with this.
Mrs Redshaw and her team of keen year 6's have made excellent progress in clearing the flower beds, turning the soil and removing any last traces of weeds. Check out the before and after pictures!