Brabins Endowed School is in Lancashire; Preston Borough, England.
The Environment Around Brabins Endowed School
The local environment around Brabins Endowed School is described as:
“Brabin's Endowed School is a small rural primary school in the picturesque village of Chipping in the Ribble Valley. The school identifies with its historic and environmental roots. The village is on the edge of the Bowland Forest; in an area of designated outstanding beauty. The fells closest to the school are Beacon Fell, Parlick and Longridge Fell. Farmers use the lowland areas to keep dairy cattle. Sheep graze the lower fells. There is large scale free range egg production and intense chicken rearing in the area. Wild boar are reared close by. Cheese making is well established in the surrounding areas. One farmer specialises in rearing sheep for milk. Since 2000 the school has enhanced its Millennium Project (developing what was a boring school field into zoned environmental areas and habitats, designed to attract different flora and fauna). Children and staff have worked with community members to create a bog garden and introduced areas of wild flowers and more formal flower beds and planters. Over time lots of trees and hedgerow plants have been added to the landscape. There is a small orchard of mainly apple trees and soft fruit bushes, including gooseberries,red and white currents and raspberries. Early in 2009 the school secured a Big Lottery-Local Food Grant. We now have an 8'x12'greenhouse on site in a zoned Local Food Project Area. This includes 8 raised vegetable beds, compost bins, food digesters, a wormery and water butts. This community focused learning zone includes a spaceous chicken run that is home to 10 hens.”