Wooldale Junior School Garden
Category: School Garden, Horticulture Education
Garden Design Project: SGPWBC001
We were contacted by Wooldale Junior School in February 2008 and over the last 3 years have helped them design and develop their outdoor areas to provide a wide range of features and activities that compliment their outdoor extra curricular activities.
We started by creating the 'Wooldale Wildspace' which is a Nature Trail incorporating a variety of aspects that has improved the area for wildlife.
Bird, bat and insect homes have been created, the old pond has been repaired and safety fencing installed.
A bridge, wildflowers and trees have been planted and screens of locally milled wood have been placed to limit the view along the Trail.
Adding to the excitement!
We worked closely with the teachers and children to include all the ideas and features that they raised in their class discussions.
A bird hide and feeding station has been built which has already witnessed some interesting birds such as long tailed tits, siskin and bullfinches.
A supply of feed and storage as well as binoculars and identification charts are being well used!
An outdoor classroom has been created with a boardwalk providing dry safe access across an area that is consistently wet .
This access links the Nature Trail to their vegetable plot and with additional paved footpaths past the new greenhouse and refurbished Millenium School Garden a circular route has been created that passes through all of the grounds of the school.
We have built up an excellent relationship over the 3 years we have worked with Wooldale Junior School and other projects have been completed during this time.
We created a sensory bed alongside the playground, both provided interest and also blocking off an unwanted access route.
Fencing and seating have also been installed within the school playground.
Submitted By: Mick Smith