Two of our children had a special tour of St. Paul's with Archdeacon Nick Mercer, after becoming finalists in the Diocese of London art competition last year. Well done!
Year Two spent Wednesday morning in the roof garden learning about where potatoes came from (Peru) and how they arrived in this country.
They measured out the size of Sir Francis Drake's ship, The Golden Hind - which is about the same size as the roof garden and was home to 80 sailors for three years! Drake was the first Englishman to sail all the way round the world in 1580 and he is credited with bringing back the potato. Potatoes were first cultivated by the Incas and there are about 3,000 different varieties grown in Peru.
Year Two learned how to 'chit' potatoes. This means the tubers are left to sprout in a cool, light place before they are planted. The potatoes will be ready to plant in mid-March when we celebrate St Patrick's Day! This year we are growing an early potato called Rocket that will be harvested in the Summer Term and Maris Piper (the chip shop favourite) that will be harvested in the autumn term.
The gardening and food tasting sessions are run by Friends of City Gardens volunteers. If parents wish to join in and help they would be very welcome. The sessions are from 09.30 to 10.30 every Wednesday.
All of Class 5 and 6 had the privilege of singing in the 02 area last week at Young Voices 2016. The children had been hard at work learning their songs and performed among 7000 other children in one very special concert. We also got to see some excellent Beat Boxers, Dancers and the singer Laura Wright who led the massed choirs in her song—specially written for the Rugby World Cup- 'World in Union' . Thank you to all of the parents and carers who joined us on the event and to all the staff who gave up their time to support the children on the trip. It was a really special evening.
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