The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

French News

Some of you may know that as well as being the French teacher here in the Junior School, Madame Vinton also runs the Sustainability Club on a Monday before school. Over the last two weeks, the Sustainability Club (a devoted group of five boys from Year 1 to Year 5, plus some very fine volunteers) have been preparing the garden beds and planting out our winter veggies. They were very stoic and hard-working on the day we spread the cow manure to prepare the beds and then everyone pitched in to get the sprouts, basil, beetroot and even a new passionfruit vine into the ground. The job isn't over yet, with capsicum, leeks and sweet potato still to go in next week. Thankfully some great rain over the weekend gave everything a good soaking in, so the plants should do well. Do take a look at the beds if you walk through the area between the dining hall and the Art Studio, we are very proud of our green fingers! Au revoir.

Madame Vinton
French Specialist