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Road Safety Matters

The Travel Plan group, in association with the Eco Warriors have been looking for ways to make the roads around our school safer and more inviting for those who wish to make travel sustainable.

We have just done a traffic survey which gives us some useful data on what type of traffic passes our school gates at different times of the day.

Below is a link to some information for parents and children on how to use the roads safely.

RoadSafetyMatters

Holme Grange wins 1st Prize in Wokingham In Bloom

Last night the Gardening Gurus attending the awards ceremony for ‘Wokingham in Bloom’ in Wokingham Town Hall to collect 1st prize for the schools category in 2017.

Well done and thank you to all of the adults and children who contributed towards us achieving this fantastic award.

Working hard in Gardening Club

Level 4 RHS School Gardening Award

Holme Grown Gardening Club have had a BRILLIANT week. Firstly, we won the Wokingham in Bloom competition after a visit from the Mayor, Councillor Peter Lucey.

We have also achieved our Level 4 with the RHS School Gardening Awards.

Well done to everyone who has contributed to gardening this year. We have had a very successful year and are looking forward to many more achievements in the year ahead!

 

 

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Gardening Gurus

Another successful afternoon in the Polytunnel.

We are on the lead up to the Summer Fete in which we will be selling our flowers and produce for only 50p each. We will look forward to seeing lots of you there. 🙂

Thank you to Newton for the photography.

Gardening club hots up

Inspired by the gorgeous weather, we decided to make garlic bread in the outdoors using the pizza oven. We used our ‘Holme Grown’ garlic and parsley to make a garlic butter sauce. The children used a mortar and pestle to crush the garlic and then stirred the ingredients together to then spread across the bread. We then waited whilst the bread toasted in the pizza oven before getting to take these delicious treats home to eat with our evening meals.

The children even did their own washing up!

What a lovely way to end this half term with fantastic young gardeners. Thank you for all of your help 🙂

This week in Gardening Club…

We have been sowing more seeds to prepare for the Summer Fete and collecting herbs to give to the Kitchen Staff.

If anyone has any empty jam jars, please could they bring them to Miss Carberry as Gardening Club need them prior to the Summer Fayre.

Thank you to Emily for the photographs this week. 🙂

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Energy Alert

As a school we are very proud of our ability to create our own energy. These fantastic clips filmed with a drone show how we do it using solar panels without spoiling the look of the school.

Schoolhaus Aerial Footage from Chris Johnson on Vimeo.

We have had a delivery…

We have had another Spring Delivery won in a competition with Rocket Gardens. This included cabbages, green beans, a variety of lettuce leaves, beetroots, carrots, leeks, strawberries and potatoes.

These have all been potted or plants in beds this week by 3 Beech.

The Gardening Gurus have now harvested all the radishes and chives that we have grown and delivered these to the kitchen to be used in school lunches this week.