Pupils in Beech Class were very lucky this morning to have a visit from Vicky Philpott from the Millennium Seed Bank at Kew. After lots of talk and work in Science about plants, children were really interested to hear about Mrs Philpott’s work to preserve important seeds from all over the world.
They saw and carefully drew beautiful seeds, such as the huge and amazing Coco de Mer and the Devil’s Claw, then cut up cherries and tomatoes, raspberries and mangetout to find seeds for themselves. We learnt how seeds are formed and dispersed and why they are so important to our planet.
We are extremely grateful to Mrs Philpott for bringing in the super seeds and giving her time and expertise to answer all the many Beech class questions. We won’t look at a strawberry in the same way again!!