Child friendly / neglect friendly / plant for classroom
I am currently sat in my classroom and I think it needs more colour and some cheer. So what about putting a plant in here?
- Receives lots of daylight
- Is usually the same temperature as it is outside. So being in the centre of Sheffield that's "grim" in the winter and "by heck" in the summer.
- Is used for scout sleep overs, school groups, conference meetings, my office, and anything else you can think of. So it wants to look bold and smart but cope with being poked at, prodded, and generally be safe should someone decide they want to lick it (trust me I've seen school children licking the fire engines it wouldn't surprise me if the plant got bitten) That said I have an Ikea plastic display case (see here: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/80219622/) that could be turned into some kind of display box putting the lid on when visitors are around for something small yet spectacular.
Anyone care to pitch some ideas?
I'm wondering about some kind of gruesome small fly trap so I could turn it into a crime scene (we're an emergency services museum) with *dramatic drum roll* WHO KILLED FRANCIS FLY?
(This post is almost entirely fueled by mugs of tea and flapjack. I can't promise it'll make sense)