Pupils from Llangors Church in Wales School have been getting closer to nature thanks to a £3,850 biodiversity grant awarded by Powys County Council and the Countryside Council for Wales.
A completely overgrown and neglected area of the grounds has been transformed over the last two years through the hard work of the pupils and teachers, with the help of local contractors. The school now has renovated a pond, complete with a dipping platform to enable closer study of aquatic wildlife, new paths, information signs and a wildlife area.
Deputy Headteacher Judith Hurn said: "The pupils have decided themselves what they want to see in this area and have enjoyed planting up the site with wildflowers. Before work started, the pond was completely inaccessible and the whole site was covered in brambles and nettles. Now we have a wonderful space for outdoor learning that's also great for wildlife."
Emma Guy, Powys County Council's Biodiversity Officer, said: "I'm very pleased that ourselves and the Countryside Council for Wales are able to support Powys schools in developing outdoor learning opportunities and raise awareness of the value of biodiversity."
If your school would be interested in applying for a grant for 2012/13, please contact Emma Guy on 01597 827599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org