There are lots of signs of new life in the QPA garden! Mrs Moore and Mrs Robertson are hard at work with their teams growing both flowers and vegetables. Edible produce will be making its way to the kitchen for Mrs Powell to use during cookery classes, once ready. The new shed is also now being used every day – our thanks go to our wonderful PTA for their financial support to enable its purchase.
Members of the gardening club went to the local cemetery to support with the improvement of one of the gardens of remembrance this lunchtime. Well done to the children for their hard work and thank you to Mrs Moore for organising the opportunity with Bournemouth council. The children were superb throughout and represented our academy incredibly well.
The Sports Ambassadors started their leadership lunchtime activities today. This included lots of exciting games and activities for Years 3 and 4, that were completely led and run by the sports ambassadors. The children thoroughly enjoyed the games and the ambassadors demonstrated fantastic enthusiasm and outstanding leadership qualities. ‘Leadership lunchtime’ will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime.
The quiet area is now officially open! Emma, our PTA chair, cut the ribbon in front of the school council, who designed the area, staff members who supported and James Stout, who built the furniture. We will be adding some sensory features to the area, as well as some reading books and quiet games. Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the transformation of this area happen, especially to Mrs Welch for her outstanding guidance of the school council and the PTA team.
The QPA allotment is bearing fruit – literally! We have tomatoes, potatoes and rhubarb being taken to the kitchen. Many thanks to all of the children in gardening club who have worked so hard, as well as to Mrs Hayward and her apprentices, Mrs Moore and Mrs Robertson.
Lots going on this lunchtime. The table tennis tables are out and the gardeners are making preparations for this year’s Bournemouth in bloom competition.
Mrs Hayward and her many helpers have now finished planting the onions into their beds. We hope to have enough onions for Mrs Powell’s cookery lessons next term.
Gardening club are getting ready for Spring – planting seeds in recycled containers from the kitchens. The rhubarb, cabbages and cauliflowers are coming along nicely too.