GALLERY: Pupils get closer to frogs and newts with enhanced wildlife pond

By Jamie Hill - 12 August 2019

Primary

St Leonards Primary School in Blunsdon is enabling its pupils to get closer to nature with an enhanced wildlife pond.

The improvements of the wildlife pond and its surrounding area took place with the help of parents and volunteers.  The children can now use this area to grow their knowledge of nature at first hand. 

There is lots pond life - frogs and newts and the children are looking forward to some serious “pond-dipping”, making bug hotels, and using the woodland features to help their learning.

St Leonards is a village school with links to the local community. It is a small school which enables maintains a family atmosphere where every child is understood and cared for.

A spokesman said: "At St Leonards Church of England Academy, we aim to provide children with the highest standard of education and equip them with the skills they will need for the future.  We have a brilliant staff team who encourage all children to reach their potential and beyond.

"We also have a “school voice”, where the children elect two representatives from each year group to sit on the school council, with ideas fed-in and driven by their classmates. 

"We are about to upgrade and improve the recreation and learning area outside of Reception and Year 1 classrooms.  The children will be able to use the equipment to enhance their curriculum and it will also help their co-ordination and social skills."

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