MEMBERS of Hermitage Academy’s Eco Schools group have left their garden to grow for the summer holidays – but not before paying two last visits to the community kitchen garden at Hermitage Park before the end of term.

On their penultimate visit, the group enjoyed learning how to prepare the ground, plant strawberry plants and runner beans, create bamboo support tepees and sow nasturtium and poppy seeds.

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Then, the following week, they used that knowledge to help the P6 gardening group at Hermitage Primary create a bamboo support frame and plant peas and seeds.

Eco Schools lead teacher Fiona McLeod said: “We are all looking forward to returning in the new school year to see the continued progress of the fruits of our labours.”

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