My Nephew is just 9 years old and the Headteacher of the primary school he attends is very conscious of 'growing you own' and recycling stuff.
He is also a great nature lover and likes to pass all these things onto the children through their learning at school. As a result of this the school has it's own little allotment where the children can grow their own produce to cook in school, a lovely nature are with a pond and different ways to attract bugs and critters to this little area and now a recycled greenhouse!
This is by far one of the biggest projects they have embarked upon and it is all made from materials which would have been wasted and of course the children got involved by bringing in the empty bottles.
I think it looks great even though the whole thing isn't quite finished yet and I think it is a really good thing to be getting the children involved with.
They also have some fantastic cherry trees down at the school and with permission (oh, and the promise of some jam next week!) I went down and picked a good bucket full of cherries.
I currently have some on the stove preparing to make cherry jelly and have about half left so if any of you have any favourite cherry recipes you'd like to share I would love to hear them!!
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