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2030

Action Club

Ballycraigy Primary School

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The Get Growing Challenge

Final Measurement

  • You've increased the number of food producing plants you grow.

  • You've increased the number of pupils involved in growing.

  • You've increased your school garden/allotment.

ACTION CLUB DIARY

Action update


June 7th, 2010

we noticed that some of our veg are almost ready to eat

Some of our vegetables are nearly ready to eat.

 Our spring onions will be ready to cut this

 week. We can’t wait to make champ!!! YUM

 YUM!!!!!!


June 7th, 2010

planting flowers and herbs in our new beds

the seedlings ready to plant out
the seedlings ready to plant out
 
 
 We really looked after our seeds indoors to make sure we had a good crop to plant out.
 
 
The beds almost ready for planting

The beds almost ready for planting

 The men who built our raised beds had to work really hard. It was very warm when they were building them

 

 

 

 

 

 


May 28th, 2010

Planting saplings around the school grounds.

Mr Ferguson and the children spent the afternoon digging holes and planting young trees around the school grounds. We would like to encourage more wildlife into the school grounds and we hope this will help.


May 28th, 2010

Planting out seedlings and hardened plants

The newly constructed raised beds were made from reclaimed wood. The children then planted out seeds they had grown. There are flowers, vegetables and herbs.


May 25th, 2010

organising food waste collection

Small food waste bins have been put into each classroom for the children to throw their leftover food. It is collected each day and put into the compost bin outside.


May 25th, 2010

parents and community involved in growing

Mrs Benko came in and helped to weed vegetable and flower beds. Other parents helped with planting up spring and summer bedding plants. Mr Simpson kindly helped with designing the flower beds and sorting out which plants and vegetables should go where.

We had help preparing the beds


May 24th, 2010

watering monitors

It has been agreed that the P1+2 children will be responsible for watering the seeds a while they are still growing inside. They have been very good at remembering to do this and so far we have a good crop of seedlings. The older children are now responsible for watering the plants which have been transferred outside. The caretaker and local volunteers have been watering the hanging baskets which are too difficult for the children to reach.


May 20th, 2010

redevelopment of overgrown land

Work has begun on redeveloping an overgrown peice of land next to the childrens playground. A local garden centre is completing the work. This is set to include newly planted fruit trees, herb beds, a greenhouse, a mini-beast hotel and natural flowering areas. It is expected to take two weeks to complete.


May 20th, 2010

hold a meeting to discuss gardening areas and who does what

A meeting was held which involved representatives of all those who would be involved in the project. Ideas were put forward and agreement was reached on what would be grown and who would be responsible for the preparation of growing areas.  It was also decided who would be responsible for maintaining the gardens and who would do the planting. Valuable contributions were3 received from all members including the children


The Appetite for Action programme has been developed in partnership between the leading environmental behaviour change charity Global Action Plan and Sky. Global Action Plan has run the Action in School programme successfully with over 300 schools, helping them to make small changes that make a big difference. The Appetite for Action programme with Sky will allow many more schools to benefit from the process.