We had a fantastic morning in the greenhouse and propagation lab with the enthusiastic pupils of our local primary school (Peasedown Primary). I am very proud of the Orchid team from years 7-10 and 12 (year 11s have exams this week) who did a great teaching job with orchid activities including finding flowering species in the greenhouse (Orchid Hunt), re-plating orchid seedlings in the prop’ lab, learning the botanical names for the parts of an orchid flower (Flower dissection and stick), and using botanical description (Orchid in a box)
This was followed by our year 13 a level students sowing different orchid species seeds to identify optimum growth conditions in-vitro (Germination testing)
With our R & D team researching the orchids of Sarawak after school it has been a great day to celebrate the educational benefits of an orchid project. If any teachers would like details of our activities, please get in touch.