Students dreaming of giant beanstalks
YEAR 1 students from Whitsunday Christian College spent a day with nature when they visited Plants Whitsunday last week.
Head of primary Melissa Wales said the excursion was incorporated into the grade’s science unit, where the students learned about gardening, how to plant, plants’ needs and the different kinds of plants.
The lessons the students learned from the day were taken back and put into action at school, where they observed their own plants.
“The students got to plant their own bean seeds in pots and brought them back to school so they can observe them over the term,” Ms Wales said.
“They’re so excited to take them home once the term is over.”
It seems the students had high expectations for the beans they were growing.
“They think they might grow into a beanstalk like from Jack and the Beanstalk!” Ms Wales said. “You never know.” Ms Wales said the students were taught vital information about ecosystems.
“They were taught about conservation, how to make sure we are taking care of our gardens, and the importance of plants and what they give us,” she said.
This year is the second year the school has visited Plants Whitsunday and Ms Wales said it was very popular among the students.
“They had a great time,” she said.
“I think it’ll encourage them to start growing plants at home.”
Plants Whitsunday is open seven days a week and is located on Shute Harbour Rd in Cannon Valley.
EXCITED: Whitsunday Christian College students got to plant their own bean seed. Photo: Contributed