Year 4 from St Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy went on an amazing trip to Myerscough College to find out more about plants and insects for our super science topic, Living Things.
When we arrived we explored the massive gardens and also went into the beautiful greenhouses. We discovered there is a plant that has huge spikes that can be used to keep burglars at bay from gardens and properties. The garden at Myerscough is also home to a fabulous tree with beautiful animal carvings on it, including a badger, a rabbit and even an owl sat on top!
Isobel Remant, aged 8 mentioned, “The garden is very interesting and I collected lots of facts. I also enjoyed looking at all the plants!”
We found out lots of facts are here are some of them:
- ·In the tropical zone, most of the plants didn’t grow in soil but they had roots that stuck to things such as roads, rocks and walls
- ·There is a tree that comes from India called a Banyan tree – it has roots that follow a twisting system
- ·There was even a plant that has been confirmed as existing before the dinosaurs!
- ·The staff and students can tell when a plant is going to grow or die because of the special thermometer they have underground.
Klaudia Kecik commented, “There is a plant called Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow because it changes colour every day.”
Hungry after all the excitement, we got to experience one of the Myerscough’s classrooms as this is where we had our lunch and where we were treated to some delicious ice-cream. We enjoyed some time to explore more of the gardens and then sadly our day at Myerscough had come to an end and we had to leave the beautiful atmosphere and surroundings. We got to take some plants and seeds back with us to plant in our classrooms!
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip more than we thought we would and we hope to visit again soon.