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Today, we were visited by Martin Crawford, who has spent over 20 years in organic agriculture and horticulture and is director of The Agroforestry Research Trust, He has written a number of books and has created a number of Fruiting Forests. Martin and John Parry came to help us form our ideas for this year’s John Muir project. We are building a Fruiting Forest Garden on an unloved area near to the music block and tennis courts. We are hoping to plant a range of trees and shrubs that will produce edible fruits and nuts. Some things will take quite some time to establish and fruit, but others will be ready to try this summer. John is very kindly donating some plants to our garden and Martin helped us to work out where they would flourish. We’ve had to do a lot of planning already, we’ve measured the space, clearly mapped out existing trees and land features and we had to test the soil to check the acidity, so we can find suitable plants. It was great to meet Martin and we learnt a lot from him about how to make a success of the things we would like to plant. We asked him for advice on attracting pollinators and he helped to advise us on problems we would have to overcome. Unbelievably, watering was something he thought would be a challenge, because it might just stop raining at some point this year. J We now feel like we understand what we need to do, it is going to be hard work, but we are excited about the legacy we will leave for everyone in the school. By Cody, Luke, Ashley and Brandon
The Local Authority is currently responsible for setting school term and holiday dates for all community and voluntary controlled schools. Foundation, trust, voluntary aided schools and academies are responsible for setting their own term dates. East Sussex County Council is consulting on a draft proposal for school term dates for the academic year 2021-2022. The Council would like to hear the views of schools, parents/carers, and other interested parties on the proposed dates before they are finalised and published. The consultation opened on 2 March 2020 and will run until 29 March 2020. All comments should be submitted by this date. We would be grateful if parents/carers take time to comment on the proposal. The consultation is available on the Council’s Consultation Hub or can be viewed by using the following link https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/
Today, the DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows : Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) • No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.
Please note that we have now changed to using EduLink as our homework app, rather than Show My Homework. Note to parents : In EduLink the "Done" link for homework is only visible to students! Further information about EduLink is available here. If you still have the Show My Homework app on your phone, please delete it.