The "after" photograph
Gardening Club in Action!
Following on from the great progress our pupils made with our secret garden project behind the biology labs, we appealed for help with sourcing topsoil for the area via the Principal's newsletter. We had an extremely generous offer from a parent. The parent’s company offered to donate the topsoil we needed and also supply the manpower to help us finish clearing the site. The company have also committed to helping us with the design for our planting scheme for the area and continuing to help us with the heavy work. The Gardening Club led by Miss Miller and Miss Shaw are currently working on these plans for phase two. The brick wall at the end they are hoping to cover with a mural designed by the pupils and then plant fruit trees up against it. They envision a multi-use space that sixth form students could use to revise in, teachers can lead practical investigations in and could also be an area for relaxation.
This term the Gardening Club have also made some great progress in the Steve Doran Memorial Garden. The bed had become overgrown so the pupils spent some time learning what weeds were and how to get rid of them. They then planted daffodil and muscari bulbs for some spring time colour and planted pansies and violas around the bed. It looks a lot more cheerful now.