Grade 5/6 students have been having fun in the garden this term! They are actively involved in soil testing, planting food crops, building structures, learning about water waste, food waste and composting. Each student keeps a workbook that is detailed & provides great insight to a behind the scene look at their school garden. They are half way through their term and are really keen to learn more, grow more and play active roles in their school garden.
Hi, I'm Alicia, the chicken monitor at Bonbeach Primary School. I take care of the chickens and check for eggs, I've been on the job a few days now and so far and so far I have found 5 eggs. We have three chickens at BPS at the moment all of which are sadly nearing the end of their lives. Out of the three chickens, my favorite is the one with white neck feathers and a flaking crown which is the red bit on a chickens head, this chicken I like is the oldest of the 3. The chicken which I'm least fond of is the one which is very pecked because she doesn't like being held like the other 2 do. Because our chickens are getting old we're thinking of getting some more the types I want are chicks because they are so cute and fluffy but also some black and white ones because the ones we have at the moment are brown.
On Friday's I've decided to clean the coop weekly. I go into the coop every lunchtime with a couple of other kids to check for eggs and keep the chickens company. I stay in the coop all play.
I've learned that the reason chickens heads don't move when you move their body is because since chickens can't move their eyes they have to turn their heads and if their head is moved every time their body's did the world would be blurred for them.
I find it really fun to be the chicken monitor because I love animals and chickens are no exception.
By Alicia E
The school chickens will soon have a few new feathery friends. Alicia is currently researching the types of chickens she would like to care for. Her enthusiasm for our feathered friends is admirable and her willingness to learn all she can to make the school's pets lives better by giving them her love and care. Great job Alicia!
A visual diary of the garden at Bonbeach Primary School built by Growing Green Thumbs & many many little hands
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