The young generation of students in Colchester was given the chance to expand their studies for the pond wildlife. A lot of parents and teachers believe that young students should be able to study and learn not only inside the school, but outside, as well. After all, these experiences are one of the major key to learning.
Thanks to a £10,000 grant, youngsters will now be able to learn about water animals and plants. Stanway Fiveways Primary School got the £10,000 grant from the Tesco Bags of Help. The money was spent on improving the school’s pond to enable these children to learn about the life and creatures which lie just beneath the waterline.
Colchester’s mayor, Julie Young, had helped to open the new pond and wildlife area when she visited the school. Lucinda Harris, science leader, said:
“The pond was an area that needed to be improved for our children, so that they could enjoy this outside learning resource.
“A special assembly was held in order to involve the children in the redevelopment and the money has been used to make it more accessible to the children, including digging out the existing pond, as there was a hole in the original liner, providing a new decking area and walkway and a new fence to keep the area safe.
“We are currently sourcing suitable pond plants in order to encourage a range of aquatic wildlife to the pond area.”