On Wednesday Nell, Austin, Ava, Bella and Alex got to go to parliament to represent the school in a Garden to Table project. GTT have created a garden based on a WW2 garden. When we got there we saw two rectangles of dug up earth. Each school had an assigned area. Cardinal McKeefry School had to plant red cabbage, savoy cabbage, golden cabbage and celery.
We set to work planting. There were little popsicle sticks with the names of our veggies that we had to plant. Everyone claimed 2 popsicle sticks and dug small holes with their fingers.
With all the photographers and interviewers around us we were waiting for one of them to come over and ask us for an interview. Then a lady came up to Ava and Bella and said “Do you mind if I interview you?”
“Yeah sure!” The lady took Ava and Bella over and asked some interesting questions about GTT and why we think it’s good to have a garden in parliament.
After the planting every student gave out some poppies that R2 had helped Victoria make. Victoria disappeared for a while and then appeared with a platter of Anzac biscuits. Everyone wanted the biggest ones. They were delicious and we were surprised to find out they had grated carrot in them.
We think it was a successful day and we felt that we are now part of Parliament because we have left our mark and the gardens are open to the public. We hope that after the plant that people might be motivated to plant their own gardens. By Nell, Bella, Alex, Ava and Austin.
Poppy Seed Gifts– Handmade by R2
This week Victoria from GTT asked R2 if they would like to make poppies as part of the Dig for Victory garden celebrations at Parliament. What was amazing about the poppies is that they were all made from handmade paper. The students did a fantastic job of making the paper, cutting out the petals and assembling the poppies. The poppies were not only beautiful but the students had glued actual poppy seeds in the flowers which means that the whole flower can be planted in the garden and will actually break down and grow into poppy plants.