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.
As Luke posted, today we had the honour of HRH the Duke of Kent at Writhlington to officially open our new school and, of course, no visit would be complete without a proper tour of the greenhouses. Greenhouse club were in position to tell him about their ochids, the habitats they come from and other interesting facts. Here is a selection of highlights:
Caroline – “Somehow I forgot to say ‘your Royal Highness’ and just said ‘Hi’ but he seemed quite happy and was really interested in Masdevallias.”
Ike – “He was brilliant”
Zoe – “He was interested to know what we do.”
Mitchell – “I was suprised and pleased with how much time he spent with us. He asked some really intelligent questions.”
Matt – “it was fun to have him here and a really good experience”
Definately a good day and we’ll add some photos when they are released by the press.
HRH the Duke of Kent will be visiting Writhlington School tomorrow for a tour of the building and to officially open the new school. As part of this visit he will be making a trip to the greenhouses and meeting many of the students involved in the growing.
Normally, I’d put a paragraph here about how we’re looking forward to it… but I’m a year 11, it’s exam season, and I have 3 hours of back-to-back exams while he’s here! Oh well!