Everyone had an absolutely super day at the annual Brittas Bay National School Garden Day.
The garden looked fantastic – especially with the great new polytunnel (part-funded by Garden Open Day last year combined with the award we won from Wicklow County Council (read about that here))- and parents were delighted to see the fruits (& veg!) of the labour that has been going on all year. There was an abundance of potatoes, scallions, beetroot and lots of beautifully fragrant herbs growing and being cared for by the very knowledgeable kids from Juniors to 6th Class – all under the watchful and encouraging care of our fantastic gardener, Wendy Nairn.
When parents couldn’t hold any more plants, they could take refuge in the school and were fed and watered with beautiful teas, cakes and tasty treats baked freshly by all the wonderful parents and kids.
And, as ever, all the parents were thrilled (!) to see their little ones coming out of their classrooms laden with toys, books and puzzles that they had bought at the bring and buy fair!
A HUGE thanks to Wendy for all of her hard work and dedication all year. The kids enjoy the whole experience so much and we’re so grateful to her and to the parents who also volunteer their time in the garden on a weekly basis. We’re always open to more people getting involved so, if you haven’t already done so, get a Garda vetting form from Ann in the office and you can join the team next year. You’re guaranteed to learn loads!
A massive thank you to all the parents and students who helped out today – manning the stalls and answering all the garden (and cake!) related questions!