Welcome to Growing Greener, Holy Trinity Rosehill Primary School's flagship creative learning programme. By working with a range of people from different backgrounds the children in our school learn about growing a greener future through gardening, cooking, conservation, enterprise and digital technologies. You will find the latest news about all of the exciting activities we have been doing on this new blog!
Posted by Mr Ashton on May 9th, 2013
We had a great day yesterday planting sunflower seeds with the nursery pupils.
The pupils can’t wait to see if the sunflowers will grow as tall as Mr Ashton. We also did lots of digging and weeding.
We also had a visit from a snail which everyone had a closer look at.
Photo – Alan Price / Gatehouse ..(Read More)Posted by Emily on March 20th, 2013
Today I’m making a surprise apple crumble for my Dad here is the recipe:
First, peel four or five apples (considering how big your family is). They can be cooking or eating apples (maybe even a mixture of both). Once you have peeled them cut slices or chunks round the core. After that,put the apples in a pan along with a sprinkling of sugar and add some juice or water (I would recommend apple and mango juice). Let it boil until the apples are soft. Once you ..(Read More)Posted by Libby on February 5th, 2013
Coming up on Thursday 7th February we are going to have an amazing non-uniform ECO-DAY!
A letter got sent out about it here is what it read:
On Thursday 7th February we will be having an Eco Day. This involves a non uniform day, where children can pay £1 to wear Eco Colours (red, yellow, orange, green and blue).
Additionally, Eco wristbands will be on sale at lunchtime on both sites at 50p per band. This also includes the infamous ‘glow- in- the- dark’ band.
All monies raised will ..(Read More)Posted by Mrs Brennan on January 27th, 2013
This weekend is the big garden birdwatch run by the RSPB to try to identify birds visiting our local gardens. If you would like to take part visit www.rspb.org.uk/mybirdwatch for more details and how to send in your results. Details of the big schools’ birdwatch which runs from 21st January to 1st February at www.rspb.org.uk/schoolswatch.
Get tips from our team of gardeners at Holy Trinity Rosehill. Mr Ashton from the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust is our resident gardening expert and environmental educator and will be writing lots of useful advice to help you garden at home and in the community. Mr Waller, Mrs Brennan and Mrs Forrest will also share some of their green fingered tips too!
Posted by Mr Ashton on May 9th, 2013
Summer is just around the corner and the garden is growing, flowers smell nice and insects are buzzing. Make the most of the sunny days by doing some jobs in your garden.
Fruit & Vegetables
Sow radish and spinach and lettuce outside, and sow courgettes and French beans inside.
Early sowings of salad leaves, salad onions and rhubarb. Make some rhubarb crumble
• Continue to earth up your potatoes as they grow and keep them watered.
• The weeds ..(Read More)
Don’t forget if you are having a bonfire at home to check it for hedgehogs before you set it alight. Sometimes hedgehogs see the big pile of sticks and think you have made a home for them to hibernate!Posted by Gaynor on January 15th, 2012
Harvest your fruit and vegetables before the first frosts.
Harvest apples and pears.
Harvest your beetroots, onions, leeks, sweetcorn, potatoes, carrots etc
Store in a cool frost free place until use.
Plant winter onions and green manure crops.
Cut grass for last time.
Prune back herbaceous plants. Dry herbs for ..(Read More)Posted by Mrs Brennan on June 21st, 2011
To help prevent slugs and snails from eating your strawberry crop, place clean dry straw around the base of your strawberry plants so that the strawberries are on the straw and not laying on top of the damp soil or ..(Read More)