04 Sep 10
Our Lady of the Rosary students enjoy fruits of their labour
during Harvest Festival.
A feast of Madagascar bean patties, vegetable pizzas and minestrone soup was served up at Our Lady of the Rosary last month to celebrate Harvest Festival.
Students literally enjoy the fruits if their labour as the harvest of their school garden fed the entire school cohort. Year 2 teacher Trish Faye said the garden had been planted almost 12 months ago.
'What started as something for a few classes to engage in has now interested the whole school.' She said.
'We now have plans to extend it to stage two keep things moving along.'
Edible School Garden's Leonie Shanahan, who guided the students through the journey from concept to harvest, said Harvest Festival had been one of the biggest she had attended.
'It's Wonderful to see kids are so excited. Thats what it's all about,' She said. The festival included singing and dancing, the much-anticipated feast, which parents and students cooked together, and a mini-Leonie and mini-Coast (of SBS Coast's Garden Odyssey) competition, where students dressed up as the look-alikes of their gardening heroes.
Minds made fertile
Caloundra Weekly | 01/09/2001
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