Over eight hundred children from different schools across the city came to the sixth Heritage and Environment Festival at Moulsecoomb Primary School. Pupils got to do everything from making WWII potato pancakes from ration book recipes (made a lot more edible with a dollop of jam from the schools cherry plum trees), brass rubbing, bug hunting, weaving, archaeological digs, fire making, neolithic hut reconstruction, wattling, carving, sheep herding and dressing up as a Lewes Priory monk. There was also a… Read More »MOULSECOOMB PRIMARY HERITAGE AND ENVIRONMENT FESTIVAL
Our last session with pupils from the Swan Centre ended in the kitchens. Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery funded Harvest project we have been busy since February transforming the outside space at the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy and it was time to try out the produce. We boiled two different varieties of potatoes, added some sliced green onion tops and mayonnaise and then decided which variety we liked best. We even offered some finely chopped chocolate mint to… Read More »FROM SPADE TO SPOON
At the beginning of every school year Moulsecoomb Primary Year 1 pupils visit the forest garden to plant garlic and hunt around for bugs and food. But this isn’t a one off environmental message, the school ethos is all about outside learning. Both Year 1 teachers have a small space outside their classes where they grow food and one has even planted a wildflower meadow which is fighting with the dandelions for attention. They’ve had lessons on everything from composting… Read More »WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT MOULSECOOMB PRIMARY?
We have been running a lunch time garden club for Year 4 at Moulsecoomb Primary for eight years and the one thing that nearly all children will eat is garlic. So their first lesson in the environment garden (which is totally surrounded by the school and is home to the chickens) is planting garlic. And their last? Harvesting the garlic and then making garlic bread. Really strong garlic bread. With cheese and even pesto if their feeling adventures