Key Stage One pupils, staff and parents of Western Primary School went on a journey of discovery to the beautiful gardens of Harlow Carr on a cold, sunny day in early January.
The aim of the visit was to inspire and motivate the children to explore and enjoy the wonders of natural life in the garden and world around us. The day began in the workshop where the children dissected seeds and bulbs to investigate their contents. This was followed up with a practical session in the greenhouse where tulips were planted in readiness for a burst of colour in the Spring.
The other part of the day was spent exploring Harlow Gardens, completing i-spy challenges and bird watching.
Key Stage Leader Sarah Jones said:
The children are eager to start their new topic ‘In the Garden’ after a fantastic day learning about how our garden grows. Thanks to Harlow Carr Gardens we will a have a lovely, colourful reminder of today when the tulips the children planted bloom in the spring.