Eastlea pupils are digging deep to create their own secret garden!
July 1, 2020
Green-fingered children at Eastlea Primary School have used their time at school to become expert gardeners.
When the lockdown started the children looked at how they could keep active and create a difference around school.
The school garden became a real focus for them. In April they set about digging and tidying it up, planting marigolds, cornflower and cosmos in pots.
They dug over the vegetable beds and also the flower beds near the new gate entrance. As the weather improved they then planted carrots, beans and peas.
The seeds they planted were transferred to the flower beds where they battled and won against a range of weeds.
The school garden and flower beds are now in full bloom and the children are now harvesting their fruit and vegetables.
The strawberries have been a huge hit!
Alongside the gardening work the children have designed and made a bug hotel. They had found loads of bugs and insects and after lots of discussion they realised that the bugs are good for the garden.
They became nature experts and began researching how to look after them and decided that the best place would be to build it in a shady spot under trees. They gathered sticks, branches and stones and have started to build their very own Eastlea hotel – new guests welcome!