Category Archives: The Eco Garden

Charles’ Creepy Crawlies

Charles Dickens has some new residents – Painted Lady caterpillars! The caterpillars are currently feeding off a special nutrient rich mixture which will make them grow large enough to then turn into a chrysalis. Once these have hatched into beautiful … Continue reading

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We have new baby chickens! Aaah!

Yesterday our new eggs arrived at the school and are hatching in Gargery class.  10 eggs  arrived and we hope they will all hatch.  First of all, the chicks started to peck their way out of their shells and they didn’t … Continue reading

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Spring Has Blossomed In The Garden!

The garden is slowly waking up after the winter. Each class has responsibility to look after the garden on a weekly rota. This week’s jobs include planting seeds, weeding, watering, collecting eggs and capturing the changes in the garden through … Continue reading

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Chick Chick Chick Chickens….

Our lovely chickens need your help during the Easter Holidays! We are looking for families who would be happy to come and feed the chickens and collect eggs during the holidays. If you are local and could commit to 1 … Continue reading

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School Garden Needs Your Help!

Last week we were lucky enough to have three truckloads of wood chip delivered free of charge to re-surface the garden. Now we need your help! Miss. Henderson will be in the garden every afternoon this week from 3.30-4.00…so if … Continue reading

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Are you feeding the birds?

A little robin, eating his breakfast of bird seed in Mrs Buchanan’s garden this morning! It is still very cold outside and lots of the ground is frozen. Children at Charles Dickens Primary School have been feeding the birds in … Continue reading

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A bird on a painting is worth two in a bush.

Wow! Look at all the wonderful entries we have had for the Bird Art competition! We have been celebrating our feathered friends for the last two weeks as part of the RSPB Big School’s Birdwatch and through making additional feeders … Continue reading

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