Welcome to our Awesome Earth page.
Leader of Awesome Earth
Awesome Earth is a club that meets every Tuesday after school for one hour, in the Annexe bungalow and gardens. This club has been running for one and a half years now and it is open to all KS2 children.
We get involved in a lot of different arts and craft activities, alongside cooking and gardening projects.
We harvested the lavender growing in the school beds and made lavender biscuits using a basic Shrewsbury Biscuit recipe– delicious! We also made lavender sachets to take home.
We planted tulip, narcissi, dwarf iris and grape hyacinth bulbs way back in Autumn 2018 and admired the resulting spring displays in the garden beds and in the planters outside the school kitchen.
We also planted hyacinth bulbs in pots for the children to grow at home and we have seen some great photos of the results. This Autumn, 2019, the children have planted tulip bulbs in pots to take home.
Spring 2020 has found us planting over 400 tulip and daffodil bulbs in amongst our hedgerow to add a splash of colour in the spring whilst we wait for the trees to grow.
We cooked Eve’s Pudding and Apple Crumble using apples picked from our very own orchard. They were both delicious and easy, so the recipes can be found below for those keen to try this again at home.
We cooked pancakes for Shrove Tuesday, making our own batter and carefully frying the pancakes before drenching them in freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice and sugar and wolfing them down.
We made 3D flowers and filled them with our very own handmade chocolate truffles as a Mother’s Day treat.
We made our own trophies and certificates to give to parents/carers on Fathers’ Day.
In Autumn 2 we painted with inks and crayons using the wax-resist method to create an autumn collage using leaves gathered from the school grounds.
In Spring 1 we made beautiful stained-glass windows using black card and cellophane.
In Spring 2 we made our very own Andy Goldworthy-inspired land art using dandelions. We also did a spot of cloud-gazing.
Feeding the birds
In Autumn 2 we created pinecone birdfeeders to hang on the trees in our school garden.
In Spring 1 2019 we made a Valentine’s Day gift for the birds using cardboard tubes, peanut butter and seeds.
We made Peace Doves to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice.
Wreaths & Crowns
We have made leaf crowns and autumnal wreaths using leaves collected around the school grounds. We made advent crowns to mark the start of the countdown to Christmas.
In Spring 2 we planted radish and carrot seeds in the vegetable beds and mixed flower seeds in the flower beds. We also learnt how to chit our own potatoes in egg boxes, growing eight special varieties.
Autumn 2 2019 was dedicated to tree planting. Over 420 trees have been planted around the school perimeter to create a hedge. This will act as a wildlife corridor and provide a splash of year-round colour with beautiful blossoms, bright berries and stunning autumn displays. In time, they will also produce fruit to create our own jams and jellies.
Although this has been a whole school project involving every child and adult in the school, the Awesome Earth club alone has planted over 100 trees and acted as ambassadors for the whole project.