Ruma Rimu and Koromiko Enviro Programme including Garden to Table
In Term 3 our two Year 5/6 classes began a new environmental programme including taking part in Garden to Table. The classes are split into five groups and cover the areas of working with bees and the beehives, gardening, cooking, and eco warriors.
The bee group have had the challenge of rebuilding our bees up after a wasp swarm attacked the hives. We now have new queens and the hives are building up their numbers getting ready for spring and summer.
The gardening groups have planted a lot of seeds that are growing well. Drop by the gardens and see their progress.
The cooking groups have been learning skills such as using a knife, measuring and reading recipes. Each Wednesday they have made food including hummus, pizza and coleslaw to feed the two classes.
The eco warriors groups research issues and then look to take actions to raise awareness or make a difference. The bee scholar group learn about bees – their life cycle, anatomy, how the hive works etc.