Proposed Plan for the bottom of the
Parish community field
20 children from Shalfleet Primary school
arrived on a very cold day to begin the planning and planting of the
community wildflower meadow. The finished project will be open to all
members of the community to enjoy. As well as the Heritage Lottery fund
Shalfleet Parish council are also making a contribution and will help with
the management of the meadow when the work is completed.
The first session was held on
26th February. Children came for the entire day brrrrr. They measured the area and
did soil tests. After the hot chocolate break children marked out the
various areas, adding in the sundial circle and two paths to get to it. (not
on the plan as this was a late addition) After lunch it was all hands on
deck to get the planting done. All the plants had been grown at Naturezones
The year 4 children wrote
"First we met Angela and Holly ands discovered
we were making a flower meadow. We were legging it up to the van to unload
the materials and tools we needed to make a start on the
project. When we got all the stuff under the gazeebo's we looked at the map.
It looked really exciting. There would be two copses and a lot of flowers.
After we had looked at the map we took everything down to the site"
" We were standing freezing seeing how we tested
the soil. When we finally got to test it was really fun and we all got a bit
muddy. Usually, the soil would be dry but because of the rain it was
saturated. We were measuring the Ph and moisture of the soil"
"After we had the break, we plotted where the
flowers would go with little canes and got very muddy because we were
kneeling. Josh got the muddiest because he fell over in the mud"
"We had a fast walk competition down to the
bottom because by then we had got cold again"
"Despite the cold this was a trip I will never