Even though I was off for Good Friday and Easter Monday our 2 week school holiday has started today and I’m soooooooooooooo glad !!
It’s been really hard at school as we’re building up to do our SAT’s in May – it’s time to be a ‘nature nerd’!Our School Garden & RHS Campaign for School Gardening
At our last session we tidied up the large community bed at the entrance to our school. There’s allsorts of veg and herbs in there for the community to pick freely. We made sure it was looking healthy and that the sign was displayed to explain what was available to pick. Sarah, my gardening teacher has been busy updating the evidence needed to achieve the different levels of the School Gardening Awards – their website is great for kids, teachers and parents.
I’ve had a few requests from schools all over the country to talk about my gardening experiences and I hope to be able to visit some of them after my SAT’s tests.
At home we are ready to plant the onions and shallots and have kept on top of the cutting back and preparing the raised beds
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Results are in and I’m chuffed to say we have 9 out of the top 10 birds visiting our garden – unfortunately starlings don’t visit our garden as they are not generally around our area. However, we do have a new visitor, BULLFINCH and that’s just amazing ‘cos they are so beautiful. (I even had one put on my birthday cake last year, made by my friend, Kulwant – isn’t it amazing!)
I managed to do a bit of bird watching on Good Friday in Bakewell and as I wore my Chris Packham T Shirt I posted it on Twitter and he retweeted it – it made my day !
Through Social Media I have heard about Findlay Wilde, who’s 14 and just like me, mad about wildlife. He’s got a campaign going to ask the Government to think about nature for the next 500 years, rather than a short-term plan. Click here for more details
The RSPB are also running a competition called Nature Stars, which sounds really interesting – I might have to enter !
School Science Competition
Speaking of competitions…It was Science Week recently and this tied in with a long-term homework project to build a Fairground Attraction and I came third !!!
My water slide design used all recycled materials, such as a disposable BBQ frame, old hose pipes and bits and pieces of old toys. The judges told me it had “caught their eye” and I had thought “out of the box”.
I hope you all had a lovely Easter and enjoyed a bit of gardening. I’m looking forward to visiting some nature reserves, day trips to beaches (there’s one where I spend the whole day damning a stream that runs into the sea – can’t wait for that) and enjoying some fresh air and fun.
Happy Easter Guys !