Our Nature Garden is like a surfer, riding high on the crest of a wave of success. Our children have loved exploring the new additions to the area, courtesy of ‘The Big Dig 2019’. All have loved skipping across the stepping stones and admiring our readied vegetable patch. Last week saw the addition of a three-stage compost area (thank you Mr Smith for your lending your time and DIY prowess). Lunch time Nature Club has starred strongly as has a NEW after school Nature Club for Lower School children. Interestingly, the children are not the only ones to be enjoying the new additions to the garden.
In our first lunch time club of the term, Mrs Smith brought in her nature camera and the children attempted to lure the different wildlife we have in the garden by leaving food in sand trays to discover what wildlife inhabits our Nature Garden when we are not there. The children chose to put the bait on sand so they could classify the footprints of any animals who felt peckish. When the animals got close to the camera they trigger an infra-red light and then the camera starts to record. Have a look at some of the animals caught on camera enjoying our garden. We were worried we might spot the rare mammals the Mckenziehopper and the Grovespillar making the most of a free meal. If you are interested in joining the Lower School Nature Club run by Mrs Smith there are still a couple of spaces available. The club runs on a Thursday 3.15 – 4.00 and is a great use of this lovely hands on educational resources we are lucky to have.