“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in Nature….so the children may better understand and participate in the marvelous things which civilization creates.” – Maria Montessori
Every child at our Hampstead site planted a flower bulb in the garden as part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Starting with the Children’s House, followed by the Elementary, the children worked in groups to dig and plant their bulbs in different parts of the garden. They were given a short introduction to planting before getting to work with their colourful trowels. A variety of bulbs were planted, including Tulips, Hyacinth, and Crocus.
The morning ended with discussions on how the bulbs would survive the winter months as well strategies to remember the exact location of everyone’s bulbs! We can’t wait to see the flowers in the springtime.
We would like to thank Sarah Peart, who guided children’s bulb planting activity this morning. Sarah helps to look after the Hampstead garden from time to time.
What started as 50 bulbs is now 500 bulbs thanks to the enthusiastic participation of the children, parents, and staff from all classes as at all 5 school sites. More updates on the planting activity at other sites coming up shortly!