The children in Greenfingers work hard through the Autumn term to prepare goods to sell at The Christmas Fair. This year they served soup and rolls, jars of chutney and soap made with some of the produce grown in the school grounds. They raised £35 which will be used to buy more seeds and plants for the school grounds.
In December 2018 the club worked in partnership with The Flower Bowl, Appleby to run a Christmas Craft activity afternoon. With the help of parents and friends children in the school made table decorations and willow wreaths. The willow used to make the wreaths was grown in the school grounds.
ECO CLUB - Spring and Summer
During the Winter the Greenfingers
committee were very busy with planning future events, deciding what they wanted to grow and making applications to the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) and the Woodland Trust. We are pleased to announce Long Marton School have gained Level 2 Awards with both organisations.
A BIG THANK YOU to H Pigney & Son, Appleby who donated gloves, spades and a pop up greenhouse which the children enjoyed putting together.
The club were awarded a THRIVING award at the recent Cumbria in Bloom presentation event.
The children decided that they would like to create a wild flower garden area in the school. This will encourage more pollinators in to the grounds.
Look how it’s grown over the summer holiday.
A new crop of potatoes were planted and
Long Marton School entered into a 'Grow your own' potatoes competition.
The potatoes were harvested and weighed on 12th June 2018. An interesting 'blue' variety have been grown.