Wildlife Garden and outdoor classroom
Currently the area at the back of the school is not accessible due to an old, unsafe pond. The aim long term, is to have a wildlife garden and outdoor learning environment which is safe and accessible to the 496 pupils which (incl the preschool) age from 2-11, 50+ staff and local friends of the school (beavers/cubs situated nearby).
- Clear the area and prepare the ground for the Quiet/Sensory and allotment areas.
- Construction of raised allotment beds and planting beds. Planting of a perimeter hedge and sensory plants in quiet area. Natural log benches
- Installation of "Safagrass" rubber matting and reseeding with a grass and wildflower mix to provide a stable accessible pathway, which allows grass to grow through without erosion of the root system.
How we will achieve our goals
The Community award would give us the funds to be able to start the overall project by completing this important phase in the building work and getting it to a stage where it can be used and maintained by the school community and its friends.
Where the money will go
The outdoor learning environment will enrich and complement the curriculum being taught in a fun hands on environment. The quiet area is a place which can be used by the pastoral team for Children or Staff requiring “time out” due to stress, bereavement, or just needing to talk through something with someone.