30.6.20- Fun in the garden (Japan Island Group)

Good evening everyone,

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the slightly milder weather. This week, Japan Island Group have been spending lots of time in Copping’s Corner. We used this as an opportunity to learning about plants and the benefits of gardening to our mental and physical wellbeing. I wanted to share with the class how much joy can be found in small tasks, such as weeding a raised bed or smelling the wonderful leaves and flowers growing in our garden.

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We also spent a lot of time planting a new sensory raised bed. We planted some varieties of mint leaves, a cut of buddleia, some unidentified (but lovely smelling) herbs and lots of bulbs.

We had a lovely day. We spoke about the importance of plants for our health and for the health of our planet. Some of us knew about global warming and pollution and we shared how important plants are for helping our planet to heal.

I hope all the children who attended school today had a lovely time- I know I did!

One last question: we were unable to identify this plant. Please e-mail me if you know what this plant is so we know if it is well suited to wear it has sprung up!

Miss Muncey