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Tag: Biodiversity

Seeing the Wood for the Trees – St Mary’s School Ascot

As we studied trees we understood how important they are for wildlife and biodiversity. Now we care about trees more than ever. Year 7 at St Mary’s School Ascot used the Roots & Shoots activity ‘A World without trees’ as an inspiration to research and learn about issues such as the change of forests over […]

Coleshill School’s ‘Big Tidy Up Saturday’ – A Minibeast update!

As part of Biodiversity Year we have created a bug habitat area and the children are learning about minibeasts. We are encouraging bugs to live in our school garden. A ‘Big Tidy Up Saturday’ took place and mums, dads, staff and children cleared litter from the school garden and grounds. A ‘bug hotel’ was made, […]

Fearnhill’s Site of Scientific Interest – Mission Update!

During the months of May and June, several members of the Science department staff were working hard to clear the overgrown pond in the wildlife area in Fearnhill School.  Inside the wildlife area started as a mass of brambles and ivy, which were smothering the other plant species, including some water irises that were found in […]

Fearnhill School provides habitats! – Mission Update!

As part of the mission to improve the biodiversity around Fearnhill School, 30 saplings, donated by the Woodland Trust ,were planted around the school grounds.  Some of these were planted around the wildlife garden to provide a wider range of habitats for various bird and insect species.  In the wildlife garden itself, the pond is […]

Plant Identification at Penryn College – Mission Update!

As part of the Leadership training for our Environmental leaders, over 20 students took part in a plant identification session today with Cate Holliday, our expert ecologist.  After having developed a key for tree identification, students then used the key to identify the trees in our ecology area.  The next session will be to develop the […]

Penryn College Creates A Plan For Conservation – Mission Update!

Yesterday the Living Classroom Biodiversity Team met with Karen, our Project Manager, Cate Holliday, our expert Environmentalist and Jackie, a gardening friend of the project to look at how we can encourage Biodiversity across the school grounds. From the meeting the team decided the main area would be the Ecology Area and redevelopment of the […]

Penryn College: The Living Classroom Reaches Out – Mission Update!

An important part of the Penryn College Living Classroom Project is supporting other schools in the area to ‘grow their own’ and encourage biodiversioty in their school grounds. Last term the Living Classroom team visited two primary schools in the area, Perran-ar-Worthal and Mylor, and asked Year 6 students to think about how they used […]

The Living Classroom at Penryn College – Mission Update!

It’s coming to an incredibly exciting time for Penryn College as we move closer to the opening of our Living Classroom project and the first of our planting events. Since moving in to our new school site in September, the Eco-Schools Biodiversity team have been planning the development of the school grounds to reflect their […]