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Our School Pond and Wildlife Area

We started constructing our new wildlife area last week. It can be seen towards the back of the field. We've made the wildlife area as large as possible so that a whole class will be able to use it at the same time.

We are going to do as much work as possible ourselves, to cut down on costs, and leave more money for plants and equipment. 

If you'd like to help, we will be planning events for parents and families to come and help dig. Watch this space.

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The first job was to begin constructing the fence. A group of children came out to help cement in the massive corner posts.

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Digging the Pond

Some of the KS2 gardening PPA group helped us to start digging the pond last week. They got a bit carried away and did a really good job, but we've still got a long way to go.

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The plan is to involve all the children in school, in one way or another, in designing and developing the wildlife area. The younger children in school will get to see how it grows and develops over the years.