Gardening Club is in full swing, in September we cleared part of the bedded area so we could plant our first lot of onions. We all emptied the pots and tubs and planted many bulbs including tulips, daffodils and aliums. We also planted some more bulbs on the big hill, we learnt that we have to plant the rots pointing down so they can grow, these will look lovely in the spring.
The big news is that in October some of the children and staff went to the ‘Northampton In Bloom’ awards ceremony we all worked very hard all year and the judges were very impressed with all of the efforts we made. Gardening Club won the GOLD AWARD. All the adults are so very proud. Lets hope we can do it again!
We are now on a count down to the Christmas Fayre in December we are making some natural decorations and planting some bulbs for you to buy. Please come and have a look.
It was great to be back on the Ecton Brook campus today after not seeing them for a while. All the girls had deserted me this week, but the boys were superstars and worked really hard. However we had a … Continue reading →
We were blessed with beautiful weather for our first session back on Bellinge Campus this term. We had so much to do and everyone worked really hard. We planted some more strawberry plants which were kindly donated by Mrs Male, … Continue reading →
This week, on Bellinge campus there were two birthdays in Gardening Club! The Easter Bunny somehow heard about this and left us lots of eggs! The gardeners took a break from gardening to decorate Easter bags, then go on an … Continue reading →
We have been very busy clearing and digging on both campuses in Gardening Club over the past couple of weeks. Here is a selection of some of the best bits in a photopeach. Look out for the gardeners using the first of our homemade compost, as well as a special appearance by Mrs Turner, who kindly came along to help us out.
This week on Bellinge campus it was very cold so we decided to have another run about in the woods. We collected some sticks and leaves to make little homes for different insects and we climbed lots of trees.
It had been snowing again in Northampton this morning, but the gardeners on Ecton Brook were not deterred. We headed out in our wellies and warm coats to make some little homes for the local wildlife. I am so proud … Continue reading →
Yes we do! There wasn’t much snow, but we had to try. We spent the first half of this week’s Gardening Club running around in the tiny layer of flakes that had fallen on Bellinge campus. Then we went inside … Continue reading →
Over on the Ecton Brook campus this week we were lucky to be joined by Mrs Hislop. She came to help us re-pot all the little Christmas trees which were in each class in December. We are hoping they will … Continue reading →
This week, on the Bellinge Campus, we were lucky to be joined by Mrs Hardy and Miss Cooper. Miss Cooper took half of the gardeners off to do the RSPB’s Big School Birdwatch. They braved the cold and spotted several … Continue reading →