After starting Gardening Club in late October 2013, the children have achieved an enormous amount in a short period of time, bearing in mind we meet for only 40 minutes maximum one lunchtime per week and are at the mercy of the British weather!
The club has established a Cornus corner(dogwood) from which they were able to take hardwood cuttings to increase our stock for next year. They have also planted the concrete containers outside the main office with the ‘lasagne’ method( tulips at the bottom, ‘tete a tete’ narcissus in the middle and crocuses at the top). So please look out for these as shoots are already beginning to show.
The children have also worked extremely hard weeding and refilling the raised beds in preparation for our fruit and veg planting.
In addition, we had a visit from Jane Wiseman from Coolings which enabled one child per year group to plant a pot of spring bulbs. Some of these bulbs are shared between classes and the remainder we are presenting to our neighbours in Deacon Leas as a spring gift from the pupils.
I would like thank all the parents, grandparents and carers who collected Coolings vouchers for the school. We have now received over £15 pounds to spend.
Tubbenden has also registered for the RHS Scheme for Schools and, as a result, has been sent two raised beds, which is fantastic. We have already completed the requirements for Level One of the Scheme and our certificate is on display in the reception area.