Glynn pupils ‘grow their own’

Gary Bissett from Inver Garden Centre helped Rosie and Julia plant seeds at Glynn Primary School. INLT 13-014-PSB

Gary Bissett from Inver Garden Centre helped Rosie and Julia plant seeds at Glynn Primary School. INLT 13-014-PSB

Primary one pupils at Glynn Primary School have been getting up close to nature.

They have been planting gladioli bulbs and sunflower seeds supplied by Inver Garden Centre which are due to flower in the spring and summer.

Mrs Parker, P1 teacher at Glynn Primary School is pictured with Rachel and Johnny planting seeds. INLT 13-015-PSB
Mrs Parker, P1 teacher at Glynn Primary School is pictured with Rachel and Johnny planting seeds. INLT 13-015-PSB

In addition, they will be planting potato seeds and lettuce in the school garden which Glynn Primary won at Hillsborough Garden Festival, three years ago.

Primary one teacher Margaret Parker explained that the planting had taken place as part of the class’s springtime topic.

“It also helps the children to see the life cycle of the plants and vegetables and encourages them to grow their own and to think about healthy eating.

“We planted potatoes a previous year. It was very successful. The children were able to see them growing. Then in the autumn term, we dug them up and boiled them in the classroom.”

Glynn Primary School pupils, Tilly and Lucy watch Gary Bisset from Inver Garden Centre sprinkle "magic dust" on their seeds. INLT 13-016-PSB
Glynn Primary School pupils, Tilly and Lucy watch Gary Bisset from Inver Garden Centre sprinkle "magic dust" on their seeds. INLT 13-016-PSB
Mrs Ingram is pictured with Abbi and Holly and their seeds at Glynn Primary School. INLT 13-017-PSB
Mrs Ingram is pictured with Abbi and Holly and their seeds at Glynn Primary School. INLT 13-017-PSB
 

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