JERVOIS PRIMARY: City of Murray Bridge Spring Garden Competition

LITTLE GREEN THUMBS: Jervois students Roxanna Tyler, Piper McCormick, Mack Davis and Cohen Naughton met with Mayor Brenton Lewis.
LITTLE GREEN THUMBS: Jervois students Roxanna Tyler, Piper McCormick, Mack Davis and Cohen Naughton met with Mayor Brenton Lewis.

Jervois Primary School entered in the school category of the recent Rural City of Murray Bridge Spring Garden Competition.

We are very proud of our garden and how it supports learning and sustainable practice at Jervois Primary.

The project

Our Garden Guru Nicki Foster is a true ‘green thumb’.

Nicki involves students and teachers with making plans for planting and how the garden produce can be utilised in the classroom or in the canteen for cooking and Friday Fresh lunches.

Our students are predominately involved in the work to create, grow, build and maintain the garden.

At present we have renovations in progress.

The renovations will clear ground to plant an orchard (fruit trees) encompassing a chicken run.

This is an exciting venture for our students which will further embrace learning opportunities and broaden their exposure and experience with not only the garden and sustainability aspect, but also animal ethics, growth and development.

We are very excited to see this area of our garden develop over the coming term!

The visit

We were also excited to have the Garden judges come to our school.

Students, along with Nicki and Mikelle Miegel (our Principal) all spoke with the judges to share our learning journey and how it incorporates our garden.

Jervois students Roxanna Tyler, Piper McCormick, Mack Davis and Cohen Naughton met and chatted with our Mayor (pictured in photo).

It was wonderful to win the School Garden category.

We thank the Rural City of Murray Bridge and the donor of our prizes – A Yates Garden Guide book and a voucher from Serenity Nursery.

The announcement

This is what was said about us when the category winner was announced:

“The winner of this category demonstrated great collaboration and innovation.

“The judges were impressed with the future plans of the garden space and were particularly impressed with the transition of the vegetable garden to the kitchen.

“The winner is Jervois Primary School.

“Congratulations.”