By Tracey Gittens
Ormiston Maritime Academy
Location, location, location
After much deliberation as a group, we decided that the area near the front entrance to the academy would be best suited for our Superbloom. Lots of sun, close to a water supply and not too far from the school Kitchen Garden, enabling us to transport tools and equipment easily. Let the fun begin!
Associating to the maritime theme of the school, we created a design that resembled an aquarium. This combined the elements of fun and linked to the culture of our fishing town.
Mud glorious mud!
Our next step was to mark out our design and begin to dig. All the children from the gardening club got involved and found this aspect of the project enjoyable. Very messy, but lots of fun!
After many hours of digging, it was decided that we needed a helping hand. The estates team were only too happy to support.
Let’s get planting!
Freebies kindly donated by a local garden centre. They were incredibly supportive and offered advice should we need it. Over the next couple of weeks, we will start some of the seedlings off in the greenhouse – every little helps!
All wrapped up!
The final stage for this month, was to cover over the areas that had been dug out to supress any weeds and warm the ground ready for the next stage of our project early March. The children have worked hard as a team and are incredibly excited to see the results. I’m sure it will be a blooming marvellous display!