At the end of term it was harvest time for the Pre-Prep Gardening Club, who have been getting their hands muddy growing vegetables for the whole school to enjoy, as part of our Field to Fork learning initiative.
Year 2 and a few of Year 3 have been busy nurturing our Pre-Prep vegetable garden. Gardening Club meet once a week for weeding, planting, and watering. These enthusiastic gardeners are able to observe what they have sown, from tiny seedlings to watching the fruit and vegetables blossom. Last week, in mid-June, we had our first harvest. We were able to harvest the kale, carrots and also some of the soft fruit. We had so much kale that we were able to take it up to the kitchens to be made into smoothies. The children loved the smoothies and were so excited about trying something new.
This initiative of growing and harvesting our own fruit and vegetables, challenges the children to think about their food and where it comes from. This develops a respect for our natural resources and the environment, giving an early introduction to sustainable agriculture. In the world we are living in today, this is more valuable than ever, to consider how we can protect our planet and stay healthy. An example of educating the whole child, with both physical and mental wellbeing being at the centre of all that we do here at MHS.
Mrs Coombs, Year 3 Teacher