Getting green fingers at St Joseph’s School


Oamaru Primary School St Joseph’s is making its own garden.

This initiative, named The Living Classroom, is organised and supported by the Community Gardens and run by parents Susie Jorgenson.

The club runs every Thursday and the children are really enjoying creating their own garden.

Sophia Leon de la Barra and Bee Bogan, from the Waitaki Community Gardens, said it was good to see the children wanting to do this sort of thing.

“It’s all about the kids experiencing planting and gardening, which for some will be the first time. They learn about new foods and how to grow and nurture plants.”

The school is looking for grandparents who are willing to provide some insight into gardening.

“We are looking for grandparents who can share their expertise and share involvement in our school gardens (across all North Otago schools). We, at St Josephs, are grateful to the parents and community members who help our children with the garden,” St Joseph’s School assistant junior leader Becci Huls said.


KEEN GARDENER: Mia Cant, 7, enjoying weeding St Joseph’s School garden.

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