Archive for 25/09/2013

That Bloomin' Garden

This weeks garden class with the grade three students was a lot of fun. We learned about how seeds travel and where the seeds are on the plant. To start the day they had to spend ten minutes observing in the garden. This way they can see how the seasons change and the effect it has on the plants. They soon noticed that the sunflowers had dropped their heads. When I asked them why this had happened, they were quick to say that the flowers was preparing to drop its seeds. Once we had our discussion about what they had observed I asked if they had noticed anything else that wasn’t a plant. One little girl piped up and said, ” I saw that there are sticks around the garden.” I chuckled at this as she was referring to our new fence as sticks.

lesson about seeds

To learn about the different seed…

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PicPost: Prickly End

Photo of a grave in Norfolk by Kelly Boldero

Shine A Light

By Ann-Marie Peckham

Heritage Open Day (Sunday 15th September 2013) saw the Shine a Light team opening up the Superstore at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse to the first ever public tours.

Our tours, which ran twice every hour (from 11am – 4pm) gave visitors the chance to look around the store, see inside some of the packed crates and view a wide range of objects including the ‘Norwich Snap Dragons’, an eclectic selection of furniture (including a gout stool!), 19th century fire ladders and a 20th century Archimedes screw.  The half hour tours were very much a ‘taster’ session, letting the public see our working environment now and informing them on the future look and function of the store planned for March 2014.

With the success of this day (nearly all of our 10 ‘taster’ tours were full!) I thought it would be interesting to let you…

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