The pupils had brought back their mind maps, complete in one case with a recipe book showing the ingredients that would have been used in their grandparent's countries! Combined, they have created a lovely list of interesting produce and plants that I am now on a hunt to source!!!
The group split into four different activities:
As the initial inspiration came from aerial images, we have decided to create mini-views in the landscape within our garden. So the first group concentrated on making model houses. Back-to-back houses and homes found on crescent-shaped streets were two images that remained with the pupils, so these views are finding a place within our garden.
A brick path is going to travel through our garden. Starting at one end (in the 1920's) the path will use plain Bury bricks. As time moves on, names will be added to the path starting with a few 'old fashioned' names to represent pupils in the school during the 1930's and leading to a colurful creation bearing the names of the current pupils. The vivid path aims to illustrate the rich cultural diversity currently found in this area.
The third table focused on making model aeroplanes for the garden. These will be hung in the trees to represent the planes which took the aerial photographs.
And last, not not least, we planted seeds. The gardening club had already been busy planting up strawberries and marigolds for our garden, but we had the idea of creating mini-allotment rows to go with our mini-houses. We only need mini-plants so seedlings will be ideal.
Each table rotated so everyone had a go at each activity and it was amazing to see how well everyone engaged with not only the practical activities, but the idea of creating a garden inspired from the air!