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Kings Worthy Primary School

Restoring bird hide, Kings Worthy Primary School, February 2007 (520KB) 

Clearing ponds, Kings Worthy Primaty School, February 2007 (660KB) 

Conservation Volunteers, February 2007 (708KB) 


About the project:

The school has large grounds comprising both playgrounds, playing fields and wildlife habitats.

Part of the grounds is formed by an historic Edwardian garden now containing native woodlands, ponds, and grassland as well as a limited amount of ornamental shrubbery.  These are a tremendous learning resource both for the school children during the day and the local clubs that meet on site.  There is also use of the grounds by The Grove, where adults with learning disabilities attend for day support; they currently work in the grounds once a week on a therapeutic basis.

The wildlife ponds have in the past been neglected, being overgrown and underused.  By clearing the area and introducing some low-key paving adjacent, the ponds will not only be easier to manage but also easier for all to access.  See Kings Worthy Primary School Improvement Proposal.

We will be assisting the friends of the school to improve the natural habitats and outdoor school facilities.

KWPS is located at grid reference SU 491 328.

Tasks undertaken:

Pond Clearance - February 2010

Pond Planting & Trail Laying - May 2009

Trail Blazing, Tree Planting & Pond Clearance - March 2008

Pond Path Creation - July 2007

Bird & Bat Box Survey - July 2007

Letter from KWPS - March 2007

Wildlife Ponds Enclosure Clearance and Hide Re-felting - February 2007

Secondary Path Scrub Clearance - September 2006

Shrub Coppicing, New Hedge Preparation & Bird Box Making - February 2006

Woodland Track Clearance - November 2005

Entrance Drive Improvement - July 2005



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