Greening the Garden

4 April 2024

Our Parent Garden Group have been in action over the Easter break making great progress on greening the garden by constructing new planting beds and trees. The beds will allow us to plant a plum tree and climbers to help green up the railings, and sweet peas for scented flowers and pea soup! Find out more below…

The Garden Group have all kinds of exciting ideas for the Kindergarten garden, including:

  • Making a new bed to join the existing Willow arch bed.
  • Planting a plum tree and climbers (e.g. evergreen clematis, rambling rose, wisteria), to help green up and screen the railings.
  • Planting annual sweet peas for cut scented flowers and eating peas for soups.
  • Putting wires along one of the sunny walls to train berries, perhaps a blackberry (as this fruits in autumn and is good for making pies!).
  • Installing another lower trapeze bar. The current trapeze bar is very popular but slightly out of reach of the smaller children.
  • Installing more climbing hand holds on the wall.
  • Improving the edging around the cherry tree, apple tree and the sandpit. Increase the sand in the pit to ground level.
  • Constructing, lining, filling and planting a final large wooden planter at the front of the School.

Garden Workday Sat 6 April

9.30-3.30 – drop in as you are able

The Garden Group are holding their monthly open Garden Workday on Saturday, April 6 and all parents and families are invited along.

Informal and friendly, they’re open to all who can drop in (children welcome). From sweeping the yard, to planting and fixing, the focus is on keeping the garden a happy and safe place for our children and young people. They’re a great way get to know new or different parents, and get out in the fresh air for some team-building fun.

No experience is necessary, enthusiasm is all you need! (but do bring along gardening tools/yard brushes if you have any).

Find out more about the Garden Group and their plans for developing the garden.

Working in Community

Steiner education strives for a supportive community with a strong family ethos. Students, staff and parents get to know each other and work together to create a supportive and caring community where everyone has a strong commitment to the School’s values.

Part of the Steiner ethos worldwide is that it is a positive thing for families to be involved with the community that holds their children’s education in its hands.

“It’s a privilege to be involved closely with your child’s education, for them to feel that this isn’t just somewhere where you leave them but is somewhere that you are all connected to and have a presence.”
~Parent, Cardiff Steiner School

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