February brings new life to our school garden. In one of the beds in front of the school the new shoots of garlic and onions have pushed through the soil and are slowly growing stronger, despite the cold and rain of recent weeks. Spring flowers such as crocuses, snowdrops, hyacinths and daffodils are growing in various areas of the school grounds. In the coming weeks fifth and sixth class pupils will work on the covered garden beds, opening them up and digging them out in preparation for planting. Fourth class are currently preparing potatoes for planting around St. Patrick's Day. This is called "chitting" where seed potatoes are exposed to the light so that the eyes will begin to sprout.