Begbrook Primary Academy


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  • Summer Fair and Plant Sale


    The Begbrook Summer Fair was bigger and better than ever before with swingboats and bouncy castle fun alongside all the usual fantastic stalls.  The PTFA made lots of money for the school and we sold plenty of plants which we have grown in our school gardening club to raise over £30 to buy more seeds, compost etc  Well done everyone!

  • Fathers' Day Lunch


    Last Week's year one Father's Day Lunch was a great success. The children made garlic bread and salads all grown in the Food For Life raised beds.  All 20 dads enjoyed a yummy school lunch! Great fun was had by all and a big thank you to all of the dads who came into school today.

  • Visit to Feed Bristol


    On Wednesday we took our first class from Year 1 to visit the Feed Bristol Project.  It was a great success and the children all planted peas and beans seeds which Matt and Katie from the project are going to look after for us so we can see how they have grown when we visit again.  We are hoping to bring them back and plant them at school when we have somewhere to plant them!

    The other 2 classes from Year 1 will be going on the trip next week.  Thanks to Aumirah and Miss Gavin for organising it!

    (have a look at our photos on this website and the Year 1 blog.)

  • Springing into Action!


    With spring hopefully not too far away we have been making planting plans.  We had a meeting on Friday so thanks to everyone who came along and showed their support.  It was great to have a couple of new people join our tiny team!

    We are very excited about our new outdoor classroom which will have raised beds surrounding it.  However, it won't be ready in time for this year's crops so we have been making alternative plans which include making some raised beds on castors.  This will allow us to move them around to different classes.  

    We will be moving the existing garden to the beds outside the year one classrooms so please let us know if you can spare any time to help.

  • Jerusalem Artichokes and dreams for the spring


    We harvested lots of knobbly jerusalem artichokes with the help of all the year 2 children.  They all got to taste them too! We still have loads left despite distributing them around the school so if anyone fancies coming in and cooking with the children.......(does anyone even read this blog??)

    We have also built some fleece tunnels to protect our winter veg from the cold and the hungry birds.

    We are in the process of choosing a site for our new garden, which will be located with an exciting outdoor classroom to be built in the spring - watch this space!

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