Year 6 Outside Area

19th March 2021
Year 6 Outside Area

Well, what started off with Head girl, Polly, pulling up a few weeds in the Year 6 flower beds (Polly loves a job!) has progressed to a full-on project and Rosemellyn could not be happier!

The two flower beds, situated in the Rosemellyn outdoor area, were looking sorry for themselves: full of weeds and old bulbs, soil that was like cement and an old rose bush, which took pleasure in jabbing the children! As this academic year has proved to be unique and with the cancellation of SATs, this seemed the ideal opportunity to indulge in extra outdoor learning during the afternoons. So the big dig commenced!

The children had very grand expectations, which bordered alongside the Chelsea Flower Show. Without crushing their super plans, they needed reminding that there was no budget and no gardening tools but resilience was shown, when some of the children found two tablespoons in the class sink and proceeded to try to dig up the compacted weeds!

The only thing left was for them to beg for donations of tools, soil and plants. Bring on the army of supporters, led by Jen Harris and Ben Sanders, who set up a funding page within Nanpean community and also provided equipment and  gardening knowledge. Local villagers kindly handed over donations of money and flowers.

The flower beds are very much work in progress, with every member of Rosemellyn being involved. Hopefully, by the time the current Year 6 leave us, the beds will be blossoming with flowers and vegetables.

Once again, many thanks to Reece’s family(Jen and Ben) for their help; they’ve also roped in Isaac’s Mum to makeover the garden’s fencing.

The class will keep you updated with photos to show the progress.