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    if you were running lunchtime sessions at school what activities would you do? Im thinking especially autumn winter time and not necessarily with access to outdoor growing space!

    Thanksyou x

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    I am dreaming up some arty crafty type things - maybe gift ideas.

    So far I have come up with:-

    Making plant labels from wooden blind slats, decorating and varnishing
    Making bird boxes / seed boxes with wood offcuts
    (the materials for these have been the result of some successful skip diving )
    Making pinwheels
    Making bird scarers

    In the plant line I will be teaching taking cuttings in september, and root cuttings of some perennials. Then they can go in a cold frame on the plot at school.
    Also we may have enough money to get the materials for bulb planting for xmas pressies. If not I may try and source some moss and they can plant up lily of the valley pips for winter flowering indoors.
    The kids are really keen on little seed packets (now I wonder where they got that from ) so I may get them into designing and printing these on the computer.
    How about making xmas decorations from pine cones etc?
    Oh and we are looking into making a recipe book of all our favourite recipes using what we have grown.
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    You little belter jean! There is a possibility I may apply for some work at other schools with an after school club at different schools. Im not sure yet! But I dont know if they have access to a garden area or whether its all indoor stuff. Im a bit stuck if they want more than a garden/craft theme!

    Whats a pin wheel jean? Plus how would you make your bird scarers?

    We would like to do a recipe book too, there are over 30 languages present at our school so it should be a truley international cookery book!

    Thanks lovely x

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    I thought you were inviting us to the pub
    Sorry, coats on!
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    Pinwheels are those little whirly things kids put in the ground - or run around with them...

    Assemble Your Pinwheel


    And I was remembering Alice Fowler's bird scarers that she made with some youngsters using feathers and potatoes.
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    Perhaps we should make this a sticky craft thread in this section/ We had so many rany day sessions this year!
    And carol, I am childfree this week so Im up for it it you are chuck! First rounds on me
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    I used to like lunchtime sessions but can't get away from work these days.
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    Yer on, see you at 12

    Throw a sickie Snadger

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