Day two began at Mencap on York Road. Good old fashioned elbow grease was in order, as we all worked hard to clear weeds from a section of the garden. Despite several tea breaks and moments of basking in sporadic moments of sunshine, we managed to clear it all. Success!
Well, when I say 'we' I mean the rest of the team, as I left at lunchtime to head over to Richmond Hill primary school. The entire experience was so rewarding, as we worked with children that obviously do not get the chance to be creative in their gardens at home. Whilst there we made flower bombs, which are a mixture of soil, clay and wildflower seeds which the children will be able to throw once they've dried.
The experience was both fun and tiring, as there was lots to do. A survey, which we carried out, found that most of the children did not know what herbs are. We changed that very quickly by marching them up to the school's patch of herbs, giving them a lesson on how to spot them. They mostly picked the most colourful and strongest in smell as their favourite. The children also planted seeds which they were able to take home in pots.
English and Journalism student at Leeds Trinity University.