From soil to plate, a beetroot’s tale

Tana, our infectiously enthusiastic gardener has helped children harvest from our raised beds and use the crops to create delicious and colourful culinary creations this term. Working with interested and inquisitive children during lunchtime and small groups from P3 and P4 after break, Tana has encouraged children to explore planting, caring and harvesting of vegetables.

The soup created by Tana and the children from across various stages within the school was served during lunches today and was very popular! Thank you Tana for your great work with our pupils, thank you to the children who worked so hard to create the lovely soup and thanks also to our dedicated kitchen staff who helped cook the soup for today.

P3 help shape the future

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Both P3 classes worked with Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust today to share ideas about the new park space which will be created on the present St John’s school site.

Abby and Ruth showed the children pictures of paths, benches, play apparatus and ECO friendly reycled resources. Children were asked to draw their ideas on large A3 maps and label these.

The children had lots of great ideas including Flying foxes, football pitches, treehouses and fun parks.