Conservation project to reclaim on old orchard has won an award
A conservation project to reclaim an old orchard next to Longvernal Primary School has won a Wessex Watermark Award to help make a new pond area safe.
The school has been given £300 which will help with fencing for the area while labour is being provided by volunteers and parents who are helping to dig out the pond.
Alison Phillips, the school's key stage one leader, said: "Our children all participate in valuing the outdoor environment in our learning.
"We can all learn from the natural environment and restoring our old orchard is an opportunity for the children to learn about their own community in historical and environmental terms.
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"The orchard is an ideal place for a pond, for both the school and the local community and our Watermark Award will help us to make the pond area safe."