Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Scotland - Our School Garden Today!

In Scotland there has been a lot of snow. Today the school was closed, but the staff were in!
Merry Christmas to all our Partners.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Climate Change - Thailand

1. School garden
By growing our own food we can reduce our carbon footprint, a major cause of climate change, by reducing the amount of transportation (using less oil and producing fewer emissions) that it takes to get food onto our plate.
Allows us to conduct hands-on investigations and explore questions such as: How do plants grow? What do they need to stay healthy? How does pollination work, and who are the pollinators? What kind of insects are needed (or not) for a healthy garden? What is the difference between fruits and vegetables and where do they come from?
Allows us to grow healthy food for the school lunches or hungry people in the area.

Rebuild the old and unused school garden.
Plant different types of flowers, vegetables or fruits
Observe and document the growth of different plants and the development of the whole garden
At the end of the semester, analyze: What plants have grown most successfully? What do plants need to prosper? What does have to be improved or changed?

2. Planting trees
Planting trees helps mitigate climate changes because trees sequester carbon, a major cause of climate change.

Attempt to grow different types of trees from the seeds and observe and document their growth
Plant one tree per each student either around the school or at student home
Join the United Nations' Billion Tree Campaign and report the results

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Orto in Vondotta - pacciamatura/Sicily

This is a drawing and a description of the "pacciamatura".

Our diary of "Orto in Vondotta"

Saturday, 28 November 2009


We like our garden in autumn when the leaves on trees are gold and brown .
Here are a few photos taken by our students.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

P6B open their first market garden

Primary 6B opened their first market garden. On Wednesday they dug up beetroot they had grown from seed and set up a stall to sell the produce to parents.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


DEAR FRIENDS, we have planted some daffodils in our school garden. We are going to see them bloom in SPRING. Here are some photos.

Saturday, 31 October 2009


These trees grow in Poland. We have written their names in POLISH and in ENGLISH. Do you know these trees? The ones that we have in our school garden are marked with the red spot.
Look! These oak trees in our school garden that you can see in the photo below were planted here 40 years ago!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Pacciamatura - Sicily

In the photo the pupils are putting the straw on the ground near the young plants. This operation is called "pacciamatura". It serves to protect theyoung plants from the cold and it can avoid the growth of the weed.

Our First Pumpkin from Seed

Monday, 26 October 2009

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Sicily - Italy

The photo shows a portion of our school garden. This is a view from one of our classrooms.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Delightful Photos from our partner school in Thailand

Thank you Anchalee for these beautiful photos.
The sunflowers look amazing!

Friday, 16 October 2009

From Poland

The weather today was a little bit better, we hope that the sun will soon melt the snow in our garden and we will be able to plant our daffodils next week. On the horizon you can see frosty peaks of Beskidy Mountains in the rays of sun. This is a view from one of our classrooms. 

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Some of our designs

This is a part of our garden that is behind the school building. We took a photo of it, we used Photo Shop to change it into PNG. This way we could create our designs in Tux Paint.

Students would like to add some colour to our school garden. These are only some of our  designs. We will publish more of them soon. 


First snow has fallen. What a surprise - we were just about to plant our daffodil bulbs into the ground. Look at our garden! We have to wait till it gets warmer again :)

P1A Go for an Autumn Walk

P6B's Plans for their Garden

Once the layour is planned the pupils begin digging.

Mrs Hendry and P6B planting pansies

P6B Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

P6B have been on an autumnal walk looking for evidence of foxes and squirrels in the woods. They also made a tree study and were able to identify some trees from the bark and leaves.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Greetings from Poland

Dear Friends, here we are in our school garden. In next posts we would like to show you what trees and plants grow in our garden. We like spending our breaks in the garden. We will try to create some designs and plant some flowers soon. 

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Giardino con spaventapasseri!

Working in the garden

Garden with scarecrow!

Working on the garden project

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Miss Cotter & P4 tackle the garden

We plan to plant bulbs and plants just like the daisies we planted in May

We chose where we would like P4 to have their garden

We had to do a lot of digging, the ground was very hard and there were a lot of stones

Sunday, 6 September 2009


P1 x 2 raised beds infant playground
P4 front of the school in front of the music room
P5 sensory garden on the left approach to the field , Holly Trees already planted.
P6 behind the wooden fence in the upper playground. Developed using tyres and top soil.
P7 outside the fire door at the rear of the school - feature plants already planted.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Measuring Robbie

Primary 7 planted the rowan tree in May and are now going to measure its progress. They have produced a graph in the classroom to record its growth.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Back to School

Mid Calder Primary are now back at school and the pupils are beginning to plan their various gardens. Hopefully, we will have some photos soon.