Before the summer holidays some of our school gardeners were involved in a project with Bristol Zoo. The children grew a type of rare marigold called 'Calendula Marocanna' and were trusted with seeds that had been flown in from Morocco. Their plants grew successfully and are now on display at the zoo. Seeds from their plants have been saved and added to the zoo's national collection.
To say thank you the zoo threw a party on Friday. Children were invited to attend and were able to take their family with them. Afternoon tea was provided and there were opportunities to make calendula paper, try calendula tea, add their handprints to a collective piece of art and have their faces painted. The only thing that wasn't great was the weather - we all got an absolute soaking!!