First round of Thornliebank Primary visits - May 2022
Thornliebank Library welcomed each year group from Thornliebank Primary and ELCC over the month of May.
This has been a brilliant way to share what The Root Cause project is, why it’s important and excitingly kick-starting the planning our community Gardens features and functionality!
We recapped the wonderful Root Cause centred events held in our libraries so far (read more here) such as our Food scrap growth experiment, seed bombs craft, and our grass earth man craft. There was much interest in rerunning these events again and we have even more exciting things planned throughout the year, so please keep a look out on our social media pages:
We talked about Climate change and greenhouse gases, and received some insightful responses from all year groups. Thornliebank Primary had already been teaching about such issues –with the recent COP26 and Earth day pledges!
Once we completed our introductions we moved outside into the garden space – explained a little of the ideas our working group has come up with so far, talked about the local wildlife and how a green garden space may benefit them.
Once fully acquainted the children returned indoors and used a blueprint to plan what they’d like to see in the garden space.
Finally we regrouped as a whole to share our ideas on our flip chart – while we got some weird and wonderful responses – there were definitely ideas supported as a collective – with clever ways to upcycle or reuse materials – such as a tyre converted into a pond space, a homemade bug hotel, and in line with the design of our Root Cause logo – a recycled materials sculpture related to our project.
Thanks again to Thornliebank Primary and the ELCC for their amazing ideas when visiting – we can’t to see these ideas become a reality.