Stronger still at St Christopher’s School
Following on from our most recent story of pupils growing a super-spinach at St Christopher’s in Suffolk, the school has now reopened its doors - and its garden - to more children as Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 return to school. Year 4 teacher, Luke Etheridge, delighted in informing us that he has managed to ensure that their Country Trust project remains embedded in school life despite the constant changes.
On their first day back at school, pupils continued to develop the skills that they have been learning throughout the Food Discovery programme, using the seeds that were given to them by our coordinator, Sally Hetherington-Aherne.
Linking perfectly with the Year 3 and 4’s ‘Plants and Growing’ topic this half term, the children in Mr Etheridge’s ‘bubble’ sowed Sally’s runner bean seeds in pots in their classroom. Each child now has their own plant pot on their desk and will be able to witness the process of germination first hand as the shoots start to appear in front of their eyes! The children will then return to the garden with Mr Etheridge to plant them, and will be able to watch the plants grow all the way we hope to harvest time.