Firefighters make a splash

A CLEVEDON school has splashed out on a new pond as part of a nature project. Firefighters took time out to help fill the pond created by Avon Wildlife Trust at St Nicholas Chantry School, where pupils have been developing several wildlife areas. Head

A CLEVEDON school has splashed out on a new pond as part of a nature project. Firefighters took time out to help fill the pond created by Avon Wildlife Trust at St Nicholas Chantry School, where pupils have been developing several wildlife areas. Headteacher Peter Treasure-Smith said "The pond will provide a new learning area where the children will be able to study the whole eco system from natural plant life to newts and frogs. They will be able to include these studies in lessons like art and science."The new pond is just part of the development of the school's nature areas, funded by a grant of £5,500 received from the BBC's 'Breathing Spaces' scheme. Other projects in the pipeline at the school include a butterfly garden and a bird hide. Small cameras will be placed in bird nesting boxes which will be linked to the classrooms so pupils can study the nesting birds in detail. Mr Treasure-Smith added: "This is exciting for the pupils and a very ambitious project, but one from which the children will benefit greatly.


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