In year 5 the children have been learning about different types of soils and how we can add nutrients to the soil through composting. Mrs Turner who is responsible for our Eco-Club gave a talk to the children about how we can recycle materials and make compost to grow our own plants and vegetables.
What is Composting?
Composting is nature’s process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. Anything that was once living will decompose. Basically, backyard composting is an acceleration of the same process nature uses. By composting your organic waste you are returning nutrients back into the soil in order for the cycle of life to continue. Finished compost looks like soil–dark brown, crumbly and smells like a forest floor.
The children were fully engaged in their outdoor learning and are now ready to share that learning with other classes so that we can develop our recycling systems in order to return nutrients back to the soil.