As part of our Science project on growing plants and in conjunction with PSHE, looking after our environment and working with young adults with learning disabilities, this trip had it all. Dundry Nurseries hides an amazing backlot of workrooms, hidden gardens, a yurt and recycling plant and the children were able to experience it all.
Split into 3 groups they looked in detail at seeds and discussed how they were dispersed; the wildlife around us and how to look after it; recycling our waste and how we need to care for the world around us. The weather was kind to us and we were able to spend all day in the fresh air. The children came away with packets of seeds they had gathered themselves, an array of plants and a brand new planter now on display outside Lower School and waiting to be filled.
Hopefully we will be growing our seeds and we will then be selling them in our own little garden centre to raise money for the Prep’s charity of the year.