by Horticulture Pathways Students
Horticulture Class have had such a busy term!
Because of the snow we have not been able to visit our allotment and Gregory House as much, but when we have been we were so pleased to see that our spring bulbs are beginning to flower, our broad beans are doing well and our onions and garlic are growing.
We have also planted potatoes at school. These were a free resource from ‘Grow Your Own Potatoes’ and we are taking part in a competition with other schools to see who can grow the biggest potatoes!
We are also following a project called ‘Beneath the Soil’ where we have planted potatoes in tubs so that hopefully we will see the potatoes growing. The rest of our potatoes are in special bags in our shed to help them grow.
We are still working hard towards our Lincolnshire Show project. We have been continuing our research on World War One and Grantham’s history, and we are recording the progress of our growing vegetables ready for the Show in June.
For Mother’s Day we made our own cards and planted primroses for our female relatives, and we really hope that they liked them!
We went to the ‘From Field to Fork’ event at the Lincolnshire Showground and had a great day! We enjoyed looking at the different stalls and speaking to lots of different people about the careers available in agriculture. We all had a go at making pasta from scratch, and then it was cooked for us and we tasted our homemade meal.
We started our travel training in school by learning about how to walk on pavements safely and identifying different parts of a street. We are going to learn about the different road signs soon.
Lastly, Horticulture Class are continuing to develop our independence and life skills ready for our next steps in life. All students have shown a huge improvement in maturity and resilience. We are proud of ourselves!