Ideas for a primary school gardening club
Hello - I'm going to start running a primary school gardening club from September. I'm a volunteer, so not based at the school, and as I work and have my own kids, I don't have a lot of time for preparation of activities, or looking after seedlings etc. I've never done this before - just gardened with my own children, so would love to hear from anyone who has some experience or ideas.
I need to keep activities brief (I only have about 45 mins, including 'fussing about' time), simple and as cheap as possible. I'm hoping to have up to 10 children, aged, possible, between 4 and 11. There's a small vegetable garden area I can use, and the school has large grounds, but very little planting. The school has no budget, so everything I do needs to be free or very low cost (ie the children will pay a small amount to do the club).
Some ideas I've already had for the autumn term including planting bulbs (in pots and in the grounds), winter bedding planting, making bird feeders and bug houses. Maybe some overwintering onions?
Any links, ideas, suggestions or warnings would be really appreciated!