The primary goal of our trip to England was to teach lessons at four different schools. The first was Brandelhow Primary School. I got to co-teach in a 3rd-year classroom where we did a lesson about apples. We read a story and had kids act out the different parts and showed kids the star in the center of an apple. We also had them taste apples. We're not allowed to take pictures with the kids for obvious reasons, but I've included a few pictures of their schoolyard garden.
|A picture of the school before WWII and a map of where all the bombs fell during the war.|
|A "bug hotel" and two dirt plots for students to dig around in.|
We also went to another primary school, this one in a more impoverished area of London, that had an awesome school garden project to get kids outside and interested in plants.
The last school was a technical high school that helped kids find internship programs. Six kids work in the garden next to the school that serves as both a community garden and a learning space for students. We had a lesson for apple grafting to go through with them since England is beginning to grow more of their own apples.
|Their garden plan.|