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About Our Garden

About our garden and playground

Whatever the weather we like children to get out and about in the garden for up to one hour per day if not more.  Children must have their own rain gear and wellies attending the school.  The kindergarten garden is a wonderful place where the children can play, explore and learn. It is a large area which wraps right round the school building and has been divided into 3 distinct sections; a large fun packed play area at the back, a vegetable plot at one side and a woodland area full of trees, plants and wildlife to the front and side.

The play area includes a slide and swings, Wendy house, living willow tree house, sand pit and boat providing a range of opportunities to learn new skills, develop coordination, role play every sort of adventure imaginable, play all sorts of fun and sporty games.

The vegetable plot consists of a number of raised beds which the children help to dig and rack, they plant vegetable and flower seeds and young plants, water them and watch them grow. Finally they harvest the crops and eat the delicious fruits and vegetables for lunch. The children love to help in the garden and learn about where their food comes from and what it needs to grow.

The woodland garden provides space to explore, run or sit and relax. The bird feeders attract many different birds and the children help to put food and water out. There are also logs and stick piles created to provide insect accommodation, encouraging diversity in the garden and assisting natural pest control. They are also great fun to explore and build.

The garden is constantly changing and helps the children to learn about seasons, develop a love and respect for nature, feeds the imagination and of course provides ample space to run and shout and have tons of fun whatever the weather.

To keep the garden looking great and the vegetable plot productive takes a lot of hard work and a huge thank you goes to all the parents and teachers for their efforts over the past few years. It is due to those people that we now have an award winning garden.

We are very proud to have won the 2009 Cork County Community Garden Awards and placed second in the Clonakilty Community Garden Awards 2010. To keep the garden in great shape we have several gardening days throughout the year, they not only allow us to maintain and develop the garden but also provide an opportunity to get to know other families, have a bit of crack and share some tasty snacks. All helpers welcome, no experience needed.

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Clonakilty Kindergarten
Lady's Cross
Clonakilty
Co. Cork
Tel.: 023 8859883
Email: clonakiltykindergarten@gmail.com
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