St Gerard's Catholic Primary School
St Gerard's Catholic Primary School

Years 1 and 2 excitedly boarded a coach ready for our trip to the Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston, this would support our science topics of Plants.

We were eager to see the many species of plants and trees that the Botanical Gardens are home to.

Upon arrival, we met Miss Ruth who explained the rules of the Rainforest Challenge before we headed off in our groups to find an array of plants using very clever clues given to us by Miss Ruth.  

Later, the two classes enjoyed lunch together before getting out in the fresh air to discover more areas of the beautiful gardens as well as the Tree Top Playground where lots of fun was had. Children in Year 1 had the opportunity to create wonderful crowns using leaves and twigs that had fallen off a Redwood tree.

We were able to see lots of different trees and plants including a cocoa tree, rubber tree, canary banana plant, various cacti and the very interesting bonsai trees. We learnt more about plants and habitats and how some plants are able to survive the harsh desert climate and the hot, damp tropical climate of the Rainforest. 

The whole of Years 1 and 2 had a lovely day and every child has said they would like to visit the Botanical Gardens again.

“The Earth is our environment to protect and the gardens to tend to.” – Pope Francis