19 June 2008>
There has been a hive of activity at Pengam Primary School while pupils have busily developed a series of gardens in the grounds.
Key stage 1 and 2 children, with the help of their teachers, cleared a previously unused area of the grounds ready for a horticultural transformation.
One parent kindly donated a number of logs, these were used to denote and separates different types of the garden including flowers, Alpines shrubs, fruit and herbs, as well as a vegetable and a wildlife garden.
The community were also instrumental in helping the children develop their gardening skills by donating seeds and plants, compost bins and huge tyres that have been recycling and transformed by the children into colourful planters. In addition to the work on the school garden all the pupils have worked to cultivate an allotment, growing parsnips, sweetcorn and some impressive specimens of cabbage.
The pupil's work in the garden at Pengam Primary links into the National curriculum by teaching Maths, Science, Art and English alongside the gardening activities. Since the project commenced the older pupils have become very knowledgeable about cultivation, even seeking out older relatives for tips to develop their horticultural skills. Everyone at the school is very enthusiastic about their garden and hoping it will develop further with the addition of a greenhouse.
If you have a greenhouse you no longer need and would like to donate to this great project or are interested in becoming a sponsor of the school garden please contact Pengam Primary on01443 830429.
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