Isn't it exciting that all our children have been involved in the development of our school grounds today?
We've planting hedgerows, a micro-forest, fruit trees and seeds with the aim of improving our grounds and raising awareness of biodiversity for our children. We want to help our children to understand that biodiversity is such a vital aspect of sustaining natural ecosystems for food, water and clean air.
This has all been made possible due to our partnership with biodiversity experts Ground Control. They were part of the team which worked on Headstone Park and now they're supporting Pinner Park! We are blown away by the generosity of the company and their team.
The project is part of a wider plan to continue to develop our outdoor learning areas. This part includes 150m of native hedgerow, a micro-forest, fruit trees and a section of wildflower meadow.
All the trees planted reflect the soil at the school and include 22 native species of trees and shrubs including Alder, Hazel, Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Oak, Poplar and Willow. They're small saplings now, but we will watch them grow over the coming years. The wildflower meadow, to be planted when the ground is warmer and drier, will be a native mix designed to attract pollinating insects.
We're so pleased to be working closely with Ground Control. They are biodiversity experts and know everything there is to know about enhancing and improving the physical environment. Ground Control has a commitment to plant one million trees by 2025 and we're doing our bit to help!
Teaching about sustainability and biodiversity is very much part of our curriculum so it is exciting for the children to have the opportunity to see this in action in the real world. We hope that the children's experience today, and over the coming weeks, months and years, will reinforce the importance of looking after nature and local wildlife in their own communities.
We're so grateful to the team at Ground Control, who have been so generous with their time, resources and expertise!
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