It’s been a very busy term in the Marion Centre Garden as the ‘Help our Garden Grow’ development programme continues. The sensory garden is being redesigned with the long term goal of creating a more purposeful outside learning space. The ongoing project is a huge task but due to the efforts and hard work of students, staff and volunteers the space is really taking shape and students are benefiting from accessing the area, which is very pleasing.
Prior to half term all Marion Centre students took part in a gardening week. Despite the dreadful weather all classes participated in digging and clearing the garden and helped to build raised planters. During the half term holiday parents and staff also contributed by giving up their time to help load another skip!
This week the students have been preparing potatoes for planting by the process of ‘chitting’ – it’s been quite an interesting process watching how quickly the tubers sprout, and who knew that potatoes have a right and a wrong way up?! The students are looking forward to the time when their potatoes are ready to harvest and they can use them to prepare some delicious meals.
Mrs Knowles (Marion Centre)