We were lucky enough to be given lots of hedge plants from the Woodland Trust, so we decided to use some to develop our outside grass bank area.

We turfed a trench and loosened the soil to prepare it for the plants.

The children found beetles and worms when they were investigating the soil. They took turns sharing the forks and trowels.

The children then collected sticks to make sure that their plants were straight in the ground and then they put on tree guards on them to protect them as they grow.

It poured with rain, just as we were nearly finished, so we had a quick go at learning how to clean the tools, then talked about how good it was for the plants that the rain had come.