Our Story So Far…

Students plant herb seeds in a recycled container. After discussing what the seeds need to thrive they take their container home to share with family

Bradshaw Primary School has had a vegetable garden for three years. The students love planting the seeds and seedlings and watching them grow. Recess and lunch times are a chance for the students to come out and see what is growing and help any weeding that needs doing. When we have a lot of ripe produce the students hold a "Mini Market" by the car park at home time. They sell the veggies for gold coin donations and proudly answer any questions. The money raised goes towards buying the next supply of seedlings. This year ENVIROWEEK has been a little different. We are still very much involved in gardening in the veggie patch but other things are happening too. An energetic group of year one girls go to the Pre-School to pull out thistles, something learnt in the carrot patch. All the weeds and garden waste is collected and goes to one of the teacher's chickens. The entire Year One grade is planting herbs in old soft drink bottles. Some have a head start in Jamie Oliver's greenhouses but that's Ok. One of these classes is also putting their food scraps in a special bin for the chickens. Our whole school participates daily in the Waste Warrior challenge as we recycle cardboard, toner cartridges and container but our year Fives have gone further. "Trashimagination" are sorting their rubbish and creating stopmotion animations with it.. The 4/5R students chose the WILD CHILD challenge and they are spending everyday outside!