Archive for the ‘EDUCATION’ Category

Well Done to Ingleton Primary School & Birkwood Primary School on their wins at The Great Yorkshire Show

STC were proud to Sponsor the Young Grower competition and the trophy

Ingleton Primary School won the garden vegetable box competition

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Birkwood Primary School won the biodiversity box and as part of their prize they have received a day at STC looking at the biodiversity work we do.

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Food Revolution Day

  http://www.foodrevolutionday.com/

www.schoolfoodplan.com/www

December 2013 – Preparing for Winter

Latest program now on line http://www.discovering-our-countryside.co.uk/2-december-2013-preparing-for-winter/

  • Livestock over Winter – Some animals are seasonal breeders only mating at certain times of year, like sheep in Autumn, others like pigs will breed all year round.
  • A special harvest is about to begin – Shows farmers harvesting some late crops then ploughing land for spring, also showing their skills off in a ploughing match. The harvesting of Christmas Trees is covered too.
  • Using Wildlife to help you celebrate Christmas. – Gives details of how to make a traditional Christmas Wreath decoration using foliage from the countryside.

Also coming after Christmas……

Digging for Education

Grow.4.Me.uk – follow our allotment to help you with growing in school

Autumn Farm visits have started at Wolds Weighton Farm

See the great photos and school comments

http://www.discovering-our-countryside.co.uk/autumn-farm-visits/

Making an insect Hotel

On the 11th October Pat Croft our Entomology project leader and Mandy Hewick went to help local children build their own insect Hotel. The children had a wonderful time building and learning more about the  insects that will inhabit the Hotel.

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