Eco-Garden Takes Shape!
Our first eco-garden area is now really beginning to take shape. Students and staff have worked hard during lunch times and after school to start the transformation of an empty piece of tarmac into a site full of plant life to support bio-diversity development on the school site.
The area now includes strawberries, tomatoes and a range of herbs as well as a variety of plants, such as verbenas, selvias and marigolds, which are beneficial to pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies. The area also features a small raised pond which has been filled with rainwater collecting in our new water-butt and furnished with oxygenating plants to help create a healthy water source for visiting birds and insects.
Whilst the rain has certainly helped minimise our watering obligations, we are all now hoping for a bit of sun to give the plants a boost before the end of term!