The Dunbar Primary  Garden Club were lucky to take part in the Scary Scarecrow Competition organised by Knowes Farm Shop. We were supplied with a bale of straw and a post to hang our scarecrow.

The children worked really hard and we would love to win the competition.The winners get a tractor tour of the farm!

Please vote for us by going to the KNOWES FARM SHOP FACEBOOK PAGE and ‘LIKE’ our SCARECROW.


The Garden Club started up again in September 2013. We came back after the holidays to find that our vegetable plot had started to grow some lovely courgettes and  pumkins when we were away!!!


We gave our courgettes to Ruby in our school kitchen where she very kindly made so delicious soup for the whole school!

Mrs Melvin enjoying our soup!

The Garden Club will re-start on Thursday 17th January at LUNCH TIMES.


As there is very little to prepare for or plant at this time of year it would make more sense to have the Club at lunch time until after the February break and then re-start afterschool mid -February.

The next four weeks will focus on:

  • Gaining our second level in the RHS Campaign for School Gardening (fundraising ideas).
  • Writing letters and promoting our recycled Greenhouse.
  • Planting winter seeds.

If you are interested in helping with these then please could you meet Ms Edwards in her room on Thursday 17th January at 1:00 (Make sure you go for first lunch).

If you would rather wait and re-join in spring this is also ok.

 Look forward to listening to your ideas on Thursday  🙂

Ms Edwards

We have joined the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening and have achieved our our first level.


Last week we celebrated National Tree Week by planting 44 mixed trees in our school grounds at Lochend Campus to create a wildlife hedge….. photos to follow…




I would like to say a huge ‘Thank you!’ to all the Garden Club members who have helped to get the club off the ground!


We have made homes for insects to keep them warm through the winter months.

We have also had fun making bird cakes which we will be hanging up in our school garden next week.  If you would like to help keep the birds fed this winter, try the recipe from the Royal Horticultural Society (see below):

What you’ll need

  • Fat – use suet or lard (85g)
  • Good quality wild birdseed
  • A handful of raisins
  • A handful of peanuts
  • Some grated cheese
  • Bowls and wooden spoons
  • Apron
  • Yoghurt pots with holes in the bottom threaded with string

What to do

  1. Put the fat in a bowl and leave in a warm place to soften, near a radiator will work.
  2. Place all the other ingredients into a big bowl.
  3. Chop up the fat into small pieces and add to the other ingredients in the bowl. You can mix them together using a wooden spoon or your fingers.
  4. Ask a grown up to make a hole in the bottom of a clean yoghurt pot. Double the string, tie a knot at the end and thread through the hole so that the knot is on the inside and the loop is outside the pot.
  5. Put the mixture into the yoghurt pot or make into balls. Put the bird cake into the fridge to set. And then put it in your garden for the birds to enjoy!





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