Caldicotes is getting a nature pond!

posted 6 Feb 2015, 08:14 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 10 Feb 2015, 07:33 ]
Caldicotes Primary Academy has the opportunity of working in partnership with the Groundworks Thirteen community programme, who are kindly donating their time and resources for free! This is a complimentary scheme to enable us to develop our site with lots of exciting new projects that will enhance our Eco and Forest Schools ethos over the next three years.

Denise Powell who is leading the programme is just as excited about being involved as we are, she recognises the benefits of outside learning and supports the idea of the Forest Schools approach.

Work has begun this week on a nature pond that will hopefully attract wildlife and provide the children with first hand knowledge of life cycles, pond life and habitat studies, helping to sustain wildlife for the future. 

The initial building work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the half term holiday ready for the children to move in to help plant pond plants and build habitats. This will give them a sense of ownership and pride in their space, their school community and ultimately the wider community in which they live.