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Colyton Growing Devon Schools twilight sessions

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Colyton Primary School

1 School Lane

Colyton

EX24 6NT

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The Growing Devon Schools Partnership are offering a block of 3 practical training sessions for teachers, TA's and school garden volunteers. The aim of these sessions is to support school staff and volunteers to gain the confidence and skills to use the school grounds more productively, for:

- food growing, harvesting, cooking, composting.

- wildlife gardening

- integrating outdoor learning into the school year

- making curriculum links, furthering healthy development, catering for all abilities and learning styles.


First session (Spring, 21st March 2019):

Learning all about seeds and sowing.

Experiments to show the needs of plants.

Preparing beds using "lasagne gardening" mulching techniques.

Square foot gardening: why plants need maths


Second session (Summer, 16th May 2019):

Growing wild flowers for pollinators, how school grounds can be an oasis for wildlife. Habitats.

Looking after plants, watering, weeding: what's a weed? Water cycle, Plant life-cycle.

Insects: friend or foe?


Third session (Autumn, 26th September 2019):

Harvesting, cooking, eating: Establishing healthy eating habits.

School grown produce: enterprise projects and harvest festival

Sowing/planting for winter, putting beds to bed


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