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Recycled fabric flower printing

Flower printThe Pre School and the Tweenies had great fun indoors when it was wet outside enjoying flower printing on recycled cotton fabric using empty jam jars as rolling pins and colourful flowers from the allotment and garden.

The effect is instant and introduces the children to natural dyes, colour patterns and helps hone tool skills.

Minibeasts Survey

Minibeasts5The children had immense fun completing their first OPAL survey ‘Minibeasts’ bug count at our allotment.

There are seven surveys to carryout and we will work our way through them as part of the eco schools incentives. Community scients Matt Keyes provided nets, inspection tanks and containers, magnifying glasses and lots of identification material.

We collected as many insects and bugs we could find, studied them and recorded our findings; the bugs were then carefully released.

The data is complied and added to the OPAL database website, which will create a snapshot of types and numbers of insects in our area.

Want to know more about what we do in our own allotment? Read our August’s allotment update….

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