Each year as part of the ‘growing and changing’ strand of SPHE, teachers plant a variety of flowers and plants in pots in their classrooms. In the past, we have also planted potatoes in the beds around the back of the school.
As part of our Green Schools campaign to reduce reuse recycle, the Green Schools Committee have been collecting organic waste such as apple cores, fruit skins and tea-bags. Each Friday, Committee members bring the compost caddies around the back of the school and empty them into the big compost bins.
Very busy, plentiful and well-fed garden worms and bacteria take over and break this organic waste down into the fine rich compost you see in these photographs. Compost is raked to remove anything that may not be biodegradable before being spread on the beds.