This week we worked together to plant all of our seeds from Incredible Edibles! We now have such a variety of lovely fruits and vegetables growing in our garden. We sowed strawberries, potatoes, chives, lettuce, spinach and turnips. We will be busy caring for them over the coming weeks and can’t wait to watch them grow!
We planted lettuces, radishes and beetroots before the Easter break. When we came back after Easter the vegetables had begun to sprout. We had to thin out the sprouts so that the vegetables would have enough space to grow. We are looking forward to watching our vegetables grow!
We planted them in our raised bed in an area of 1 square metre. We planted 5 straight vertical lines.
In First Class we’ve been learning about what plants need to grow. We devised an experiment to see what would happen if we took away one of the elements necessary for a plant to grow. We used cress seeds for … Continue reading →
Professor Donal O’ Shea is a consultant endocrinologist and physician based in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and St. Columcilles Hospital. He is the principle investigator in a research group that currently focuses on the study of the health consequences of obesity. He was very impressed that the school had received the Active School Award recently, but stressed that we also need to look at what we eat every day. It is very important that we eat fruit and vegetables every day as well as all of the activity. As well as talking to the pupils Dr. O’ Shea spoke to the Parents Association during the evening.
Following his talk sixth class started to investigate what ingredients go into our every day foods and see how much salt, sugar and fibre we get from our food. So sixth class gathered old food packets from home and have started to record the percentages of sugar, salt and fibre in the foods.
Here is a table of some of the foods that we brought in.
Different Types of Porridge (all data is per 100g)