Garden Gurus, Woodlands Full Primary School. Year 4 to 6. Teacher: Heidi Wilcox.
The Garden Gurus was set up in Term 3, 2012 and includes a group of children who are passionate about gardening. They have learnt many skills about how to create an edible garden and have loved capturing this learning through videos and photos over the months.
The children wanted to make a video on making tomato sauce to share with the rest of the school and also say thank you to the community for their support.
We had already had a number of workshops on imovie, so it didn't take the children long to create a video on a wonderful learning experience that they were passionate about. This video was then shared with the school community at our I.C.T night in Term 2.
Last year we started the Garden Gurus at Woodlands School. We planted out a tunnel house and 4 plots with lots of different veggies. This year we had heaps of tomatoes ready, so we decided to make our own Tasty Tomato Sauce and sell it to the community.
We made 15 bottles and it sold in 5 minutes!
The Garden Gurus is so much fun and we have learnt to weed and prepare a garden, and plant veggies and harvest them.
Along the way we take lots of videos and photos so that we can see our progress and share this with others.
Jessica Smith, Vincent Ladbrook and Hamish Smith.