Since the start of the Summer Term 2021, children across the school have been busy gardening outside in our school grounds. To enhance this work we are going to be running a ‘Bring a Plant to School Day!’ on Monday 24th May.
We want to put plants in all the classrooms too that are particularly good at removing toxins from the air as well as adding more plants outside that can be eaten or are best at supporting pollinators. We would also welcome hardy herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, chives or oregano to plant in our sensory areas.
The list below gives some ideas of plants to buy but we’re sure any garden centres will have staff that will be able to advise you on which plants are best for our school grounds at this time of year and air purification. We’re ideally looking for any plant that will thrive all year round or will re-grow every year.
Examples of classroom plants: Spider plant, Areca Palm, Aloe succulent, Snake Plant, Prayer Plant, Ferns.
Examples of outdoor plants: Lavender, Borage, any Herbs, Foxgloves, Catmint, Cosmos, Purpus Honeysuckle or other evergreen climbers, Verbena, Strawberry plants, Tomatoes, Beans, Radishes, Beet, Fruit trees, Spinach, Courgettes, Pumpkins.
If anybody has any plant pots or outdoor containers that they no longer need, we would happily take them off your hands too.
In return for bringing a plant to school, the children can wear non-uniform for the day on Monday 24th May 2021.
The children have all loved gardening work so far and are very excited to continue this project. We hope that you will support us and help us to continue to brighten up our school, inside and outside.