We picked some lovely flowers from our school garden and Jessica from the Heritage Council showed the children how to press them.
Years ago carrots used to come in a wide variety of colours from white to bright yellow and deep purple. Around the 16th century the Dutch began developing the orange variety so common today. This year our vegetable garden was planted with an emphasis on biodiversity. It was time to harvest and taste these interesting carrots.
It was a beautiful day so we decided to tidy up the garden ready for the winter. We would like to thank Cassie (Kimi, Levi and Evan’s Mum ) for the huge amount of work she has done in the school garden. We would also like to thank Senan (Connie’s Dad) and Don O’Leary for delivering the decorative stone. The children were soon busy digging into the heap of stone and spreading it over the weed control barrier. There’s nothing like a bit of enthusiasm and team work for getting a job done.
The children were busy in the school garden planting seedlings, weeding, composting and giving the garden a general clean up. The children were delighted to learn about companion planting, aerobic composting and slug defenses from Jessica and they were even more delighted to get stuck into the gardening – the weeds didn’t stand a chance!
The children were busy in the kitchen this week making chocolate and beetroot brownies. We harvested the organically grown beetroot from our school garden recently and Jessica from the Heritage Council helped the children with this delicious recipe. It was also the perfect opportunity to develop practical maths skills.
Fifth and sixth class made delicious pumpkin soup and brown bread today.
Preparation Time: 15-30 minutes.
750g pumpkin, diced
250 g potatoes, diced
3 medium onions, diced
3 chicken stock cubes, crumbled
250 ml thickened cream
1. Place all ingredients, except cream in a large saucepan.
2. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
3. Remove from the heat.
4. Blend with a stick blender until smooth.
5. Add cream and stir through (do not boil after adding cream).
6. Season to taste.