As part of their Biology curriculum, MIV (Year 8) Biology class had an interesting and informative lesson with Mr Vince Pennock, Head of Grounds at St Mary’s.
The girls were able to see the greenhouses which are currently growing the plants which will eventually appear in the flowerbeds around the school. Mr Pennock carefully explained and demonstrated how different plants use bulbs, tubers, corms and runners to propagate. This opportunity to spend some time in the garden and find out more about plant reproduction fits neatly into the overall Biology programme that the girls will be studying this term. Next week, Mr Pennock will explain to the girls about some of the challenges in supporting an old orchard, like the one we have in the school grounds, as well as discussing their importance to biodiversity. Let’s hope that the weather holds!