Today we are having a trial visit from the Mid-Wales Orchid Society. This is a great excuse for us to get out the prayer flags again and don’t they just look stunning!
The visit today will be so that we are well practiced by the time WAOF comes along on 25th September! We’re all really looking forward to this, and want everything to be rehearsed and maybe slightly better than just making it up as we go along!
I hope everyone likes the web cams. I keep logging on to check the greenhouse at night and suprise suprise ….it’s dark. Teachers! Anyway, I couldn’t let the chance pass to thank Dan Groves publically for all his work on wsbeorchids.org.uk and earlier versions of the orchid project website. Dan has now finished his sixth form studies and is off to university in the autumn. It is fair to say that without Dan’s flair and technical know how there wouldn’t be a wsbeorchids.org.uk and it has been a real pleasure to let him do his thing. His efforts to set up the web cams powered by scrap netbooks and costing almost nothing to the project is an act of pure genius. By the way, the cameras update every 60 seconds and we will soon be adding information about what each one is showing.
Once again, thanks Dan, and I look forward to keeping in touch through the virtual world for many years to come. Simon Pugh-Jones
You’ve been waiting, we’ve been working, and finally we are ready to launch our ‘secret project’. While you’ve been entertained by my image of the eye – Dan has been working with four old netbooks and seven webcams to bring you what can only be described as a unique insight into the Writhlington Orchid Project.
And so begins term 6, the last part of the summer term. In this term a lot will be happening in preparation for our grand opening event and the Writhlington Autumn Orchid Festival. We’re still not quite sure whether these events will clash to become one, big, super-event or not; either way, it’s going to be good fun.
The start of term 6 also marks the start of Exam Season. Technically it’s been Exam Season for three weeks already, but I’ve managed to scrape by with only 3. Over the next three weeks I’m going to be working hard with lots of revision, so will leave you in the capable hands of our trainee bloggers!
With the royal visit over and term coming to an end, everything in school is slowing down but the greenhouse never stops. The orchid project goes on over the holidays. Plants still need watering, lab still has work to be done and the website won’t run its self, we will still be here over the holidays. Still updating you.