First/Second Make Harvests from School Garden

Pumpkin

Last spring, the 1st & 2nd class planted pumpkins in each of the 5 classroom raised beds in the school garden. Only one plant grew a large pumpkin and it just happened to be our own classroom’s. We used it to make a Jack O’Lantern for our window.

Sunflower

1st & 2nd class also gathered sunflower seeds from the school’s sunflowers and have stored them for planting next spring.

1st & 2nd Class Learn About Apples

For the past couple of weeks 1st & 2nd class have been learning about apples.

From looking at the different apple varieties, to how they are harvested and creating an excellent apple harvest display they now have a great deal more knowledge on a favourite fruit for many.

In recognition of their hard work, they all got apples from the Apple Farm in Cahir. The variety they received was ‘Tipperary Pippen’.

Pumpkins

1st & 2nd class have spent the last few weeks watching the seeds they planted grow into plants. Today, to kick off Biodiversity Week, they planted one plant into each of the raised beds in the school garden with the hope that each class will have a pumpkin of their own next October in time for Halloween.

Any visitors to the HDA carpark will be able to watch them grow over the next few months.