A year of growth at KX Academy

I can't believe it’s been a year since the pupils of King’s Cross Academy started growing a garden. We’ve sown hundreds of seeds, harvested green salads, tomatoes, carrots, chard to name a few. And we’ve been eating them along the way too, taking them to chef Libby to put in the delicious school lunches.

As part of the Re-wilding King’s Cross project, funded by People’s Postcode Trust, in March the pupils helped plant three apple trees, and two cherry trees, as well as blueberry and loganberry bushes. We all can’t wait for the first fruits to be growing! The worms in the wormery are thriving producing lots of worm tea for the plants.

Before christmas Year One pupils visited the Skip Garden, where they met Rita and Whale (our chickens) and learnt about wildflowers. This term we will be creating bug hotels, and learning about the importance of bees. A couple of the pupils are going to enjoy being Garden Ambassadors, which means they will be able to take care of the plants all year round, including looking out for snails and making sure the plants are watered.