Last year our Planet Savers painted the old classroom bins with bright colours and patterns. We have finally had the chance to finish planting these in four different pods around our school. The Garden Club has been working hard to find and plant these bins with lovely succulents and native plants that we are hoping will encourage butterflies and other bugs to visit our school.
These bright additions to our school grounds can be found next to the music room, by the prep playground, near the 3 to 6 playground and between the Year 5 and 6 portables.
Here is what some of the spaces looked like before:
Our students worked hard at painting and digging to get everything ready for planting:
Here are our gardens now
The butterfly garden has also helped us complete our biodiversity module as part of being a Resource Smart School.
What have we learnt from this?
By building our butterfly garden our students have developed an understanding of the importance of local plants and the value they hold to fostering a strong and thriving butterfly and insect community. It has helped us learn how we can play a role in preserving our natural habitats.
I would like to thank OSHC and Julie DeJong for planting the bath tub and some of the bins by the Year 5 and 6 portables earlier this year, the grade 3, 4 and 6 students who were so helpful on Tuesday 19th in digging holes and moving all of that soil and rocks. A big thank you to Mrs Jones and Garden Club for planting the bins with those lovely plants, which will continue to grow and fill out further as they mature.
Finally, I would like to thank the parents, teachers and students who took time out of their afternoon on Tuesday 19th to help move the left over soil and rocks to various parts of the school, I really appreciated your help and support. What an amazing community we have!