Year 5 are taking part in a community project, in partnership with Waitrose, called ‘Grow and Sell’. Senior school teacher (Ms Moon) facilitated a project that asked pupils to devise their own hypotheses and design a scientific experiment to fulfil their objectives. Pupils designed the elements of the test (the best conditions for vegetables to grow based on the school site), chose the two sites to plant, planted the seeds, labelled the produce and worked in a team. Each of the students have different roles ranging from pest control, plant measurement and watering adequately.
It is hoped that healthy produce will grow on at least one of the sites that can be sold to the local community at harvest time. Fingers crossed for good growing weather!