Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Project Day #2

It's a project day up at the pond on Sunday. We have activities for the kids so bring yourself along and help out for a while.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Outdoor Week

It's outdoor week at school.
Lots of activities for the whole school.
See you there.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Project Day

Thanks to all the volunteers that have come to help. Here's two hard at work building a new path.

Project Day - Busy children

It's project day and the children are helping out by making hedgehog crafts.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

What happens on a project day?

So what happened on the recent work day - Friday 11th October?

The pond today
Well I wasn't there, but I have spoken to someone who was, and have been up to take a few photos of the work. So if you are one of the great army of helpers who are wondering about whether to come and help, then hopefully this gives you a flavour of the kind of things we get up to.

Please do lend a hand - the more the merrier, and no prior skills required. I can honestly say that it has been really satisfying seeing the pond area develop over the last couple of years.

This day was the exception being on a weekday. Most of the time we meet on Sunday mornings, and you can see the date of future project days on the front page of this blog.

This is what happened...

Dipping platform side bars
Safety side bars added to the dipping platform - so the teachers don't get tempted to nudge one over the edge.
Piles if pond weed on the banks
Piles of pond weed dragged out of the pond. Left on the banks to allow bugs to crawl back into the water. 

Strimmed wildflower meadow and pallet table
Wildflower meadow strimmed for winter, and pallet 'table' added for kids to use to work on.
Steps down to water's edge
Great set of steps added at the far end of the pond, so kids can safely get down to the water's edge. (the benches in the background were built on a previous work day)
Mini beast area - logs and rocks
Mini beast area created under the trees. Logs, rocks and bricks for bugs to hide in and under.
Pruned fruit trees
Fruit trees pruned, to allow for a future path beneath the branches.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Next Project Day

It will be a hive of activity up at the pond this Friday (11th October). Work is being done in various parts of the pond area and we hope some of the pupils will be able to help too.

Keep your eyes out for pictures and further updates on Friday.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Morning sun

Lovely morning up at the pond. Let's hope the weather stays good for butterfly border making on Friday.