Bunnings staff spent the morning with Pre Primary students on Thursday to help them plant a vertical sensory garden and symmetrical flower garden in the College’s Early Learning Centre.
Mrs Howell arranged with Activities Coordinator, Breeanna Forestier, for her Pre Primary class to participate in a Planet Ark tree planting initiative that offered alternative planting options with a focus on sustainability.
They chose to create a vertical sensory garden for the outer wall of their Pre Primary classroom. Students planted strawberries, spinach and lettuce, as well as chives, heartsease and coriander. They are looking forward to engaging their sense of sight, touch, smell and taste as they learn how to help the plants grow and develop.
The class also planted their symmetrically designed flower garden, which will enable students to develop their understanding of space and symmetry in mathematics. The flowers were chosen for their bold colours and ease of growing. They include marigolds, lobelia, pansies, daisies and penstemon.
“It was great to see the students so engaged in the planting and construction,” said Mrs Howell, “as well as asking interesting questions and speaking so well to our visitors.”