Little learners sow the seeds of success

GREEN TEAM ... children, from left, Annie Foster, Martha Schofield and Joseph Thornton with nursery staff member Claire Brown.
GREEN TEAM ... children, from left, Annie Foster, Martha Schofield and Joseph Thornton with nursery staff member Claire Brown.
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ALL is rosy in the garden for green-fingered tots swapping the classroom for a taste of the great outdoors.

Little learners at Busy Bees Nursery in Cleadon have been showing a growing interest in all things horticultural.

Youngsters have been busy planting seeds and learning out about how they can help to nurture nature as part of this year’s National Gardening Week.

Each classroom in the nursery will spend a day of gardening each day this week.

Yesterday was the turn of the nursery’s ladybird class, with enthusiastic two-year-olds decorating their plant plots to look like the insect inspiration for their class name.

Claire Brown, senior room manager at the Front Street nursery, said: “As part of National Gardening Week, each class in the nursery is having a day in the garden planting pots.

“They are learning how to look after plants, from watering them and watching them, to making sure they are getting enough sunlight

“It’s a chance for them to learn how to look after living things.

“They have been out in the garden planting the seeds, and we will see how they grow in the months to come.

“The ladybird room children have also been decorating their plant pots to look like ladybirds.”