INTRODUCING HORTICULTURE
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Gardening Club is a new addition to our co-curricular timetable and the club has now met for two weeks. In the first session students met in a Science lab to learn about potting and sowing seeds. Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Higgs explained the process by which the plants take root, and the students carefully re-potted some sweet peas, studying their roots carefully.

The following week the club met outdoors in order to prepare the ground and plant some seeds outside the sixth form centre. This included improving the soil using some bags of compost and measuring out the distances between the seeds to ensure the plants grow well and have enough space. By choosing plants that grow quickly, such as radishes and sunflowers, we hope that the students will get to see the fruits of their labours before the Summer Holiday.

Some students are regular gardeners at home or with family, but some are trying it for the first time. Kaivy in Year 8 said "it is a great chance to interact with other people, and shows that Wilson's is a community where we care about the environment. It has given me a new budding interest, which I haven't had the chance to explore before."

Gardening gained more popularity over the last year, with people spending more time at home and looking for new ways hobbies. It is also known to be fantastic for stress relief, improving mood and giving people a self of purpose and achievement. Later in the term Gardening Club will join up with Wildlife Club in making a new Wildlife garden at school and plans for this are already underway. We can't wait to show you our gardening progress over the coming months.

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