Over recent years, St Patrick's NS has developed an exceptional school garden under the tender loving care of a dedicated team.
Under the expert leadership of Mr Mac Grianna, a thriving vegetable and fruit garden has been nurtured where the selection for summer 2017 includes potatoes, cabbage, beans, mange touts, onions, pumpkins, squash, kale, several lettuce varieties, and a wide selection of herbs, as well strawberries, raspberries, and rhubarb!! Click HERE to see a presentation of some of the great work being done by the children!
The sensory garden is overseen by Ms Creed. This is a lovely space, with a natural seating area, accessed through a willow arch. Plans for development over the coming months include some tree planting at the back of the space as well as the development of seasonal flowering programme.
The school garden is complemented by an outdoor classroom area,
with benches where groups can complete written assignments while others works on their gardening tasks! This area is looked after by Anto, the school’s fabulous caretaker.
Ms Morgan coordinates the polytunnel, where advanced-stage beans and mange touts, rocket, tomatoes and a selection of lettuces are thriving. Exciting news from Bloom 2017 as Ms Morgan has won a digital solar-powered weather station for St Patrick’s NS. Congratulations!