The gardening club has got off to a flying start. As guardians of Corinne's Meadow we have been getting to know what we have growing in our meadow and learning to recognise many of the wonderful wild plants such as the wild carrot, which you can now see going to seed. Their seed heads look like mini birds’ nests and you will often find a little ladybird or earwig resting inside.
We also wanted to say a big thank you to Id Verde for getting involved and offering their time, for their enthusiasm and donating gloves and beautiful Autumn bedding plants that we have planted in the bed outside the front door . We will continue to water them and tend to them as they grow.
Dominic from Id Verde came and tested our horticultural and wildlife knowledge with a fun game of 'Gardeners Friend or Gardeners Foe' where we had to identify large pictures of garden insects and decide whether they were beneficial or pests for gardeners. We then embarked on a bug hunt in the wildflower meadow; catching insects in jam jars for identification before releasing them back where they were caught. We’re very happy to see the diversity of bug life that is now making the meadow their home.
At Thomas Jolyffe we are very lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful trees, which we have been learning to identify. As we move through the seasons we will be busy with lots of gardening projects and continue to observe and cherish the wild places we have at our school.
If there are any parent ecologists, nature enthusiasts or gardeners who would like to get involved in any way please contact the office. Thank you.