Ludlow Education Centre increase biodiversity in their school grounds
19 July 2012
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We began Eco-Schools in 2009. The aims of this project were to compare and increase biodiversity in our school grounds.
Delivering the project and linking it to the curriculum
Project was integrated into curriculum with elements including Science, English, Maths, Art, D&T. For example,
Observations/ research in Science
Diary write-ups - English
Calculations of percentages differences – Maths
Art projects based on wildlife
D&T – build birdboxes, etc
Getting the pupils involved
Pupils were involved in deciding and planning the activity.
Yes – grant obtained from local council.
We received support from parents and staff. As well as relevant officers in Shropshire Council and Ludlow In Bloom.
We operate in a small centre, with diverse and fluctuating pupil population.
Benefits of being an Eco-School
Greater awareness of environmental issues
Sense of inclusion and achievements for pupils
Measuring the impact
Measured increase in wildlife in grounds
Observation of pupils’ attitude/confidence
Using the Pod’s resources
We used the Pod's Bug Hotel resources
Educational resources used
Start with manageable project and build up.
We have ongoing projects on
Local Authority support
Advice from Council Officer – Sue Jellyman