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Project 'Seeds of Hope' - Garden of Tranquility


As a small village school, we are very lucky to have such beautiful surroundings and our grounds are extensive.  Within our grounds we have a small woodland area with a natural pond which for many years the children past and present have called our conservation area.


We decided earlier this year that this area needed much love and rejuvenation, so we could maintain its natural beauty but add some areas for the children’s outdoor learning.


So the Parish Council very kindly paid for us to have an ecology report undertaken so we could better understand the environment’s habitat and species and plan the strategy to move forward. This includes Pond restoration and enhancement which includes replacing the fencing around the pond, Felling and Coppicing and restocking and regenerating of trees along with protecting the many species of wildlife we have living in there whilst ensuring it is a safe environment for the children to learn in.


The Additional area’s to add would be an outdoor Prayer/Remembrance garden along with a natural SEN trail


Our school already engages with the community, the local Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, Guides, Beavers and Rainbows have previously enjoyed the use of this area. The Parish council have been to visit and have agreed that is a worthwhile project. Reverend Mark has also given his blessing to having an outdoor area for church services and other local community groups would like to utilise parts of the woodland area once completed.