This afternoon, in the glorious Autumn light, children from Year 1 went out into the Forest School to collect leaves for mulching. They were very focused and found all sorts of incredible colours and patterns. Some children decided to sort them into an Autumn colour chart using plant pots. Others worked in teams, raking the leaves into piles, collecting into the barrows and then emptying into our mulcher. This will ensure all that goodness will go back into the soil, ready for planting in our raised beds. The chickens weren’t forgotten, they love scratch about in the leaves however due to avian flu they are currently in lock down. The children collected some especially to pile into the henhouse, that kept our hens happy.
After all that hard work the children enjoyed whooshing about on the broomsticks that our Year 6 children made yesterday.