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School Garden

Thank you for supporting our plant sale on Tuesday 17th September, in aid of our School Garden. Organic produce such as beetroot, kale, lettuce, tomatoes and herbs were available to purchase!!!Yummy! 

     

 

Beaumont School Garden

In 2011, our school garden was established and since then, it has blossomed and grown from strength to strength. The garden has now become an intrinsic part of our school life and curriculum. We welcomed the introduction of a sensory garden last year and this is a wonderful resource for all our pupils. During our Whole School Inspection, the inspectors gave very positive feedback and praise to our school garden and remarked on what an amazing facility it is to have in a city school.  We were also awarded our fifth Green School Flag for Biodiversity last June. We are fortunate to have assistance from parents and grandparents from the community who tend to our garden on a voluntary basis. The pupils have gained a wealth of knowledge from these helpers.

 

On Tuesday 17th September, Rang a trí received a cooking demonstration from Kay our fantastic garden helper of the recipe below-homemade chutney! Great fun was had!! What a treat! (See pictures below)

 

                 Recipe of the month:

'Tomato Chutney'

Ingredients:

500g red onion, finely chopped

1kg tomato, chopped

4 garlic cloves, sliced

1 red chilli, chopped (optional)

4cm piece ginger, peeled and chopped

250g brown sugar

150ml red wine vinegar

5 cardamom seeds

1/2 tsp paprika

 

Method:

Tip all the ingredients into a large heavy-based pan and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring frequently. Simmer for 1 hr, then bring to a gentle boil so that the mixture turns dark, jammy and shiny. Place into sterilised jars and allow to cool before covering. Will keep for 6 weeks.

Enjoy!!!

 

 

Our final plant sale of 2019

The pupils had a very succesful plant sale on 18th June. Produce that the pupils sold included radishes, turnips, lettuce, mint, parsley, chives, thyme, ruburb, tomatoes, fox gloves and sunflowers to name but a few. We raised €134.55 in total! tHESE FUNDS WILL HELP US TO BUY MORE PLANTS AND AID IN THE BUYING OF OUR NEW gREENHOUSE.pLANTS AND VEGETABLES WERE SOLD TO PUPILS,STAFF AND PARENTS

 

Spring has Sprung!!!!!

 19th March 2019

Today we went to the garden to do some gardening. Our first task was to wash out dirty bottles that were on display. Our second task involved cleaning garden ornaments and logs used for stepping stones, in preparation for painting. We were busy weeding our beautiful garden to ensure that it was weed free so that the flowers have room to blossom in Spring. We also raked the scattered twigs on the grass. We were rewarded with a digestive biscuit. It was a great day!! By Megan, Fiona, Beth Ward, Beth Potts, Doireann and Eabha( 5th Class pupils)!

 

Pupils are in charge of harvesting plants and herbs and proceed to sell the produce to raise funds for the garden. Here are a few of our entrepreneurs and their produce! 

 

Every year, with the funds that are raised, we endeavour to buy a new addition for our school garden. In 2017, we bought a pergola.What a relaxing haven for busy minds!