All Saints is delighted to have been chosen to help to protect the dwindling population of Britain’s pollinating insects.
We have been selected for the UK-wide ‘Polli:Nation’ programme, along with three other Wokingham schools, and we will be transforming our KS2 garden to become a more pollinator-friendly habitat, with the help of a grant from the national school grounds charity, Learning through Landscapes.
Linking to the National Pollinator Strategy, we have been exploring how we might:
Grow more flowers, shrubs and trees
Let areas grow wild
Not disturb insect nests and hibernation spots
Teach our pupils more about protecting our precious environment.
Our school will also have the opportunity to contribute vital data in a UK-wide pollinator survey from OPAL Imperial College London. The children, teachers and members of the community will be equipped with all of the necessary tools and skills to help scientists to develop an accurate understanding of the current state of the habitats for Britain’s pollinating insects, and the potential to develop these further.
So look out for some amazing changes to our KS2 garden and hopefully we will see lots more pollinators buzzing around our school!
The Polli:Nation project has been developed by Learning through Landscapes in association with sector partners The Field Studies Council, Buglife, Butterfly Conservation, OPAL Imperial College London, Stirling University, Bumblebee Conservation Trust and The Conservation Volunteers.