On Friday, Liss Junior School held its annual School Grounds Day with children, teachers and parents working together to maintain the school grounds. Each class took on different jobs:
Ash Class: Cleared the cob oven area and applied a new skim of clay to the oven.
Oak Class: renewed the plant pots outside each classroom and put in bird feeders around the school using coconut shells, lard and birdseed.
Willow Class: Collected wood for the cob oven and planted the front border of the school
Beech Class: Created a new compost heap near the school nature area.
Birch Class: Renewed our minibeast hotel.
Pine Class: Renewed the butterfly houses.
Rowan Class: Continued building the bottle greenhouse, helped clean the nature area and cut back willow. Found worms to keep our wormery topped up.
Maple Class: Used logs to line the path up to our nature area.
We were joined for the morning by Joe Williams and Steve Peach from Queen Elizabeth Country Park. They led the cleaning of the nature area and cutting back the willow. Steve also identified that we have an active badger sett in our nature area. He is going to install a camera so that we can try and see the badgers come out at night (badgers are notoriously shy creatures).
Mr Stanley has set Kafuro children a challenge for this year. Each class at liss Junior School has planted tomato seeds and we want to compare the plants we grow with those grown by Kafuro children. Mr Stanley has told the Liss children that this is a really tough challenge as Yowasi says that Kafuro tomatoes are the best in the Rubirizi district of Uganda. We hope that you wil post some photos of your tomato plants growing.