We have been working on the Biodiversity theme .
Our school garden is planted by the pupils. Potatoes, beetroot, carrots, lettuce, onions and herbs have been planted. Fifth class have been taking part in the incredible edibles project. Raspberries, strawberries blueberries have also been planted. Our numerous pear, apple and plum trees continue to be harvested in Autumn and the children take home the fruit to use in cooking at home. We have compiled a little recipe booklet, which we hope to add to each year! We also use the vegetables from our vegetable patch to make soup in September.
Our butterfly garden continues to be a great source of interest particularly in the summer term when butterflies are most evident.
Our Wildflower area has been sown-all classes had an input here. Junior Infants made seed bombs and had great fun throwing their bombs on the wildflower patch.
As always the children in 6th class planted up our window boxes and hanging baskets.
A parent has supplied a number of wooden pallets to the school and our caretaker has made benches/chairs and tables for our new garden area. Sixth class are busy getting them painted.
We have organised a competition in sixth class to create a scarecrow for the school garden, using recycled materials.
We continue to care for our school grounds and we took part in the annual spring clean on Monday 18th April.
We’ve organised the annual “Clean Sweep” for the 10thMay, when parents come into the school at 7pm, armed with brushes, hoes, shovels etc and do a great big clean up and scuffle, which is always needed and welcomed after the long winter.
Kilkerley Tidy Towns are involved in both of these ventures too.
We have reinstalled our water butts so we can use the rain water to water our plants.