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School Grounds

Every school has the space and potential for making its grounds and buildings more wildlife friendly.

There are hundreds of ways to encourage wildlife into your school grounds, from installing a birdbath, to mowing the grass less often, or digging a new pond. Animals and plants can thrive in all types of places, no matter the size or location.

If you would like your school grounds assessed for their current wildlife-friendly status and bespoke advice for specific areas for action at no charge, please email learningforsustainability@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Getting pupils involved in thinking of ideas is a great way to encourage them from the start.

 

Example of work at St Mary’s Primary School, Purton:
Wildlife features include a log pile habitat, bug chalet, rocky habitat and wildlife-friendly planting, creating a stimulating corner for children to play or work, as well as a valuable teaching resource for discovering nature.

In addition to emailing us direct, there’s a wealth of support resources and ideas to be found online.

See our Links section for further details.