Ready, Steady, Grow…
Marie Curie Cancer Care is inviting all children aged 3-11 to get their hands dirty this autumn by growing their own daffodils for the charity’s Mini pots of care fundraising activity.
Mini Pots of Care is a creative and educational project for schools and groups which teaches children about science and nature, as well as the work of Marie Curie. Over 3,000 schools and youth organisations took part in 2012, raising almost £300,000 for Marie Curie Nurses.
For mor informtion please see the attached flyer: Marie Curie Mini Pots LEA 13-14 (2)
Register NOW and receive your free planting kit before the end of September.
Registration closes on October 4, 2013.
Please visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/minipotsofcare or call 08700 340 040 to register.
Helping Children Grow
Fruitful Schools makes it brilliantly easy and fun for pupils, teachers, parents and friends to plant fruit trees and get growing. We provide fruit trees, planting information, inspiration and support which makes this great idea come alive. Our aim is that all our children should get the chance to enjoy picking and eating fruit from the tree. Growing fruit is a real pleasure and its also a life skill. Children need to know where their food comes from. It comes from fruit trees in abundance!
School orchards work really well in nurseries, primary schools and also in secondary and special needs schools – planting fruit trees is not expensive and the fits well with the school year.
The fruit trees are planted from November to April when the trees are dormant. Our planting instructions give you all the information needed to help you plant and grow successfully.
School orchards are growing in popularity – for the good reason that they are a great idea and fit well with the school year. There is an article on this, in the TESS magazine.
Please use the link for more information about School Orchards Www.FruitfulSchools.com
Of interest to schools with gardening clubs:
- free potatoes: www.gyop.potato.org.uk
- free strawberries: www.rwwalpole.co.uk
- a chance to take part in the Chelsea Flower Show Challenge: www.lovethegarden.com/Schools-Chelsea-Challenge