More lovely times with Garden Club this term. The children have cleared and replenished the beds with compost and horse manure. We have winter cabbages coming along in one of the raised beds, the kitchen will be able to incorporate them into one of the school meals next term.
We’ve transplanted lots of the self seeded seedlings into the propagator at the front of the school. Hopefully they will survive the frosts and we will have a head start with calendula, nasturtium, borage and rocket in the spring and we will have spare plants to sell at the spring fair.
More daffodil bulbs have been planted at the front of the school, I’m looking forward to some cheery yellow in April.
We worked with the Woodland Trust to plant some native Scottish trees around the new school site; Dog Rose up the boundary fence between the willow tunnel and the astro, a Hazel fence at Nursary, a Rowan and Oak tree near the bike parking and Rowan and Silver Birch Trees near the astro.
Well what can I say but THANK YOU! A mammoth 250kg of food was kindly donated by you all and has been collected by the local foodbank. They were extremely grateful for this. We also received a lovely letter from them which is attached.
There was also a massive amount of donations for kids loves clothes. Which is fantastic I know they will be super grateful for all of this once we arrange to get this to them.
What’s next? We were wondering if you were able and only if you are able (no pressure at all) to donate another small item for the food bank before we finish up. There will be donation boxes in the playground this Friday and on Thursday 19th if December (to give us time to get to the foodbank before school closes).
Items they need are:
Toiletries- shaving foam, soap, shower gel and sanitary products
Selection boxes or Chocolate for children
Maybe a wee treat like some mince pies or Christmas pudding
(A lot of what people need are what we consider to be everyday essentials)
Also we were going to do a sort through of all of our clothes donations for kids love clothes this Thursday from 10-12. Although our school is closed we can sort in the gp room.
A great big thank you to all of our volunteers, those who made raffle donations and came along to the school fair. We raised just over £1000 which is fantastic! This will help to support a number of ongoing projects at school including the gardening, Lego and drama lunchtime clubs.
Sharon and Jo