Minibeasts & Pebble Painting

14th Nov 2022

Thornliebank Primary 1 class and primary 7 helpers returned to the library as part of their ongoing Root Cause Project work.

This week, we discovered some facts about minibeasts and how clever and helpful insects are for the natural habitat. Minibeasts often get a bad reputation as pests ( think wasps) but are actually brilliant composters. Many will help to chew up dead leaves and trees and the nutrients are passed back into the soil. They also provide a food source for birds and other animals. Even the wasp plays an important role in pollinating. Inspired by the fact-finding mission, the children painted pebbles ready to go in the outside area for a bit of vibrant colour! We can’t wait to create bee hotels and rest-stops for our new minibeast friends in the springtime.

Colourful Pebbles

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