Year 10 have been taking part in weekly horticultural sessions. These combine our science knowledge as well as helping the students with their sensory needs.
We recently set up a science experiment to test the ideal conditions for plant growth. Some mint plants were potted and then placed in the school polytunnel. These were left alone without any water for a week.
A parallel set of mint plants were potted and left outside and given plenty of water. We found that after a week that the plants in the hot polytunnel with no water had died. The outdoor plants with plenty of water were thriving.
Year 10 have also been caring for the other plants around our school. The sensory garden has been kept well watered, as well as the strawberry beds that provided us with some tasty fruit over the summer.