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.
Recipe of the month:
'Wild Garlic Pesto'
Serves: 4 Prep time: 15mins
1 large bunch wild garic, washed
60g/ 2oz/ 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
60g/ 2oz/ 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
120ml/ 4 fl. oz/ 1/2 cup olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 baguette, cut into slices, to serve
-Combine the wild garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan, half the olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning in a food processor.
-Blend to a paste, drizzling in the remaining oil in a slow, steady stream as the motor is running. Season to taste.
-Serve on slices of baguette.
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!