Pizza oven on kids’ garden design list
A key feature of the Waikino School garden redesign project is now a reality.
Principal Joanna Wheway says earlier in the year senior students decided the garden needed a revamp and would be enhanced by a pizza oven.
“It featured highly on their wishlist.”
Help was enlisted from clay sculptor Rose Tuffery, who shared her mudbrick expertise with staff, parent volunteers and students who put in the hard graft.
Joanna says the experience meant the students learnt a lot of new skills and had fun along the way.
“They were able to see their design come to life. They learnt lots of skills from sustainability to recycling, making mudbricks and using clay and natural fibre. Then they had to use their maths skills for ratios and measurements.”
However students will have to wait several weeks before they can test the pizza oven.
“Hopefully it will be able to be used in two to four weeks, depending on how long the drying process takes. It will be very exciting for our students.
“Once it’s able to be used, our students will make pizzas using fresh produce, which they grow in our school gardens . . . the complete garden to table experience.”