£10,000 grant for The Priory School

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Priory School awarded £10,000 for woodland project!

The Priory School in Spalding have been awarded a £10,000 grant from The St James’s Place Foundation. This great news has meant that upgrading works could begin within their fantastic on site woodland area.

The woodland area is positioned to the rear of The Priory School building and playing field and has been looked after and nurtured for many years by staff and pupils. This new injection of funding has now allowed for the following improvements to be made:

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•             8 wooden noticeboards for navigating around the woodland.

•             Reptiles and Amphibians nature area

•             Bush craft area with stacked log fire pit and shelter building area.

•             Bird hide and feeding area

•             Mini Beast Hunt area (Bug hotels and dead hedges)

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•             The thinning back of pond vegetation to encourage biodiversity for pond dipping.

•             A non slip platform for the children to pond dip from.

Disabled Pathway

•             Laying of 100 meters of rubber matting extending the disabled pathway around site.

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•             6 wooden benches embedded into the sloped amphitheatre banking.

•             A performance/stage area with disabled access ramp and balustrade.

Barrie Taylor, Head of Site:

“At the Priory School we value the benefit we can get from practical and interactive activities both in and around school. We are very lucky to have a nature area on the school grounds that we can utilise to enhance the education of our pupils. The recent work that has been completed to maximise the benefits from this area has been fantastic. 

The seating and stage area that has been installed will inspire pupils to show their abilities to others in areas such as Drama and English lesson. The new platform on the pond will guarantee that our Science and Environmental lessons can now have a whole new practical focus which we feel will grasp pupil’s attention and enthusiasm for the natural world. The different habitat areas are so exciting and our pupils can't wait to get involved with the work that will ensure they become inhabited.

The pupils at The Priory School are so lucky to have this new and exciting facility and there is an excited buzz around the school amongst pupils and staff about the possibilities now open to us.”

With special thanks to The St James's Foundation for making this possible.

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