It was great to welcome Marymount grade 3 students to the Hazelhut today to learn more about plants. The day started with learning each others' names. There were 33 students to get to know!
Then the students were given some plant samples and sent into the grounds to find the original plants and mark them on a map. They were very enthusiastic and looking at the maps, very accurate!
Then the students had a snack and some much needed water!!!!
Then they got into teams and tried to think up as many uses as possible for plants - one team thought of 10 different uses and as a whole team we came up with 18!
Next we headed to the vegetable patch to try some of the fresh foods on offer there - everyone wanted to try the strawberries, but not many were ready. The students were very open-minded and good at taking risks..... between them they tried rocket leaves, mustard leaves, radish, peas, fava beans and even marigold petals!!!
Everyone was suddenly very hungry, so we all tucked into our lunch!
After lunch the children enjoyed the wide open countryside and the football pitch. Then they decorated a plant pot ready for the famous sunflower competition!
James and Nicola helped them plant their seeds.
Then all too soon it was time to say 'Goodbye!' Don't forget to check this blog and find out whose sunflower grows the tallest!!!!