2nd June 2023

Eco-Committee – New Water Feature

Eco-Committee – New Water Feature

You may have heard that the school now has a new water feature! The children’s Eco-Committee identified that the school was lacking a source of water which could aid wildlife and increase biodiversity. The feature is very shallow but we think the sight of water and the sound of the “mini-waterfall” really enhances the space, helping to make a calming and attractive area. It can be seen from the corridor and pupils can also eat lunch nearby. British native marginal pond plants, including amongst others, water forget-me-not, watercress, water mint and lesser spearwort have also been planted too in the hope they might also attract more species.

 

To benefit local wildlife, we have also let “the bank” on the field go wild and the stretch of grass alongside the playground. We are enjoying seeing which plant species grow without a mow. In some areas, we have added to this by planting new wildflowers around the school in celebration of the King’s coronation.

 

Lastly, the Eco-Committee also found this year that many children did not know the names of the trees we have at school so 10 of the 70 or so trees at school now have labels.