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The Keyhole Gardens
The Learning Garden
Godolphin Wildspace
The Pinewood Polytunnel Project
Britwell Allotment Garden
The Learning Garden
  • SEEDS was invited by the Headteacher to create a learning garden in a corner of the School Field. It was designed and built with a number of different contributors both Voluntary and paid for, over a period of two years by B Cotterell.
  • The children at Ryvers School created various habitats including a wildlife pond and bog garden, native hedges, a hazel tunnel, a woodland edge and a butterfly garden.
  • The Prince's Trust supplied four volunteer teams who cleared extensive areas of weeds, installed several paths and prepared an area for a wildflower meadow.
  • The project encouraged the children to operate as a team, appreciate hard work and adopt safe working practices while learning about the soil, plants and the creatures they encounter in the different environments.
  • The final area completed was an orchard garden providing opportunities for both children and wildlife to forage for fruit.
  • The project was helped by the Natural History Museum donating plants for the butterfly garden and rubber matting in the classroom.The project was part-financed by a grant from BAA to the school.
  • The School has made some recent additions of its own, embracing a Forest Schools approach.   
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