The Worrall Road Eco Team had a very exciting, busy and productive day in the garden on Tuesday! With some of the £1,000 prize money from our Let’s Go Zero Nature Award, we used the Garden Day to build and improve on the No Dig Garden that we started in March.
The day was run by Tom Warmsley of Avon Schools Eco Network and we had an amazing team of parent helpers and volunteers from Ovo Energy who worked tirelessly all day to transform the garden. The team built new raised beds and a new outdoor learning space / seating area, planted a willow archway and raspberry cane area and created a new compost system. The children really enjoyed shoveling, wheelbarrowing and carrying compost and soil back and forth to fill the new raised beds. In the afternoon, we put up new birdboxes and bug hotels and began to create a nature reserve by making habitats for more wildlife to our school.
The Lower Redland Road Eco Team joined us in the afternoon to plant in onions, garlic and broad beans in the new raised beds and daffodil bulbs for the spring, as well as other plants and herb. The children also designed colourful, slate signs for the beds and wildlife areas and upcycled tin cans into plant pots. There were a lot of exhausted but very happy children (and adults!) at the end of the day.
Many thanks to all our helpers!