Green-Fingered Pupils Learning Outdoors Is So Much Fun
Pupils from Belle Vale Community Primary School have taken the classroom outside after spending a morning learning about how to grow plants and vegetables at Liverpool’s iconic Palm House in Sefton Park.
The children explored the plant life
A butterfly floats by
Jimmy Holland who works for Food for Thought
A quick question for the head gardener
Some flowers gave off a beautiful scent!
A quick pose between tasks!
The children were in awe of the plants growing in the Palm House
Palm House staff explained the different flower and plant types
In collaboration with Food for Thought (FFT), a unique ‘not-for-profit’ healthy school meals caterer, Year 5 and 6 pupils were taken on a guided tour of the impressive stunning building before delving deep in the undergrowth to examine the plants and vegetables plus the wildlife which inhabits the beautiful glass structure. Jimmy Holland, a school grower for FFT, said: “I’ve been working with a group of pupils from Belle Vale Community Primary School over the past couple of months, together with Dan Barlow (teacher) and Claire Lydiat (learning mentor), to help them appreciate the outdoors more, learn some gardening techniques, and develop team-working skills. “The purpose of the trip was to show the kids what can grow in Merseyside, in the right environment, and to introduce them to the Palm House, as it’s such a fantastic community facility right on our doorstep.”