Worm counting

Today the children have been involved in helping to count worms out on the farm as part of a nationwide worm count to discover the health of the soil around the country. 

The activity called 60 min worms is being carried out across the country. Our children were lucky enough to be taken by Jake the farmer to see how it is done and the benefits to the land where lots of worms  are present. 

Jake explained to the children the different types of worms they might see and what to look out for. 


The children helped to decide on the best place to dig.

Jake carefully dug a pit with the children's help.

There were lots of worms in the soil.

The worms were all different shapes, sizes, lengths and colours. When the children returned to the nursery they each made their own wormery so they could watch the worms as they travelled through the soil.