A few weekends back the school had a general working bee for works across the whole grounds.

We did get an awful lot done! The parents and kids that gave up their time were in great spirits. The teachers that gave up their own free time to return to their place of work un-paid were an inspiration. I did not see everyone but I did see Mr J, Miss E, Mr G and Mrs P all plugging away building things and being brilliant.

The highlight was probably the beginnings of the sensory garden.

The weather looked bad but turned out good. The turn-out was down as a result. We had less people at the whole school working bee than we had at the last Somers School Garden Working Bee.

The Garden Volunteers that came spent a lot of time outside the vegetable garden area so we did not get as much done as we have on previous events. However we did build a new garden bed at the request of the Pre-School/After School Care classes.

One of the school garden volunteers had sourced new and recycled sleepers, fasteners and then cut them all to length. This was done out side the Working Bee Times to avoid having to use circular saws etc while the kids were around.

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Here is the new pre-school/after-school bed beside 4/5T.

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We came back a few days later and built some support structures and net covers.

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Next term we will have another working bee for the Garden Only. We will encourage all volunteer parents and kids to come along. Every one is invited to prepare something to eat using at least one ingredient from the garden beds. Should be fun.

Remember to follow the garden on Instagram; @SomSchooGarden

Or on Twitter; @SomersSchoolGarden

And you can email us at somerschoolgarden@gmail.com

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