We started off the school year with some super gardening workshops given by Patrick Hunt. The girls in Third, Fourth and Fifth Class had the wonderful opportunity to explore our school garden after the summer months. We found some lovely plants, flowers, herbs and even bugs!
Patrick took us on a tour of the garden reminding us of the many varieties of trees, plants, flowers and herbs that are growing in it. We saw all kinds of trees including the beech, ash, sycamore and horse chestnut tree.
In the herb section, we saw thyme, fennel, mint, chives and sage. We even got to taste some fennel!
In one of the flower beds, two beautiful flowers were bobbing their heads in the soft breeze. Patrick told us their names in Latin. They are the Verbena Bonarienis and the Pensteman.
After our garden tour, Patrick let us pick a flower, leaf, herb or plant of our choice. This was very exciting! We put all our samples on a table and Patrick named and explained each one to us. It was so interesting. Then we took our samples back to class, sketched them and wrote a short description. We really enjoyed the workshop, learnt a lot and had great fun. We are looking forward to the next workshop!