Children Improve School Wildlife Area Thanks to Local Garden Centres

On Tuesday this week, Year 4 at Valley Road School visited two of our local garden centres.

In their Science topic about habitats, they have been improving a part of their local environment (our rather overgrown wildlife/pond area within our school grounds) for the creatures that live there. They wrote letters in their English lessons to ask for help and knowledge. Toad Hall and Wyevale at Playhatch were kind enough to respond and on Tuesday the class went along.

Teacher, Rachel Herbert said, “Both garden centres gave us a tour of the plants section, pointing out bee and butterfly friendly plants and at Toad Hall they were also able to show us pond plants too (and of course the resident turtle!). The children asked questions and gained lots of extra knowledge by the end of it. Both garden centres very generously donated some plants to our project – which the children were delighted with! We would like to thank the garden centres and specifically Jonathan (from Wyevale) and Martin Sheldrake (from Toad Hall) for their enthusiasm and patience with the children.”