Conservation area is launched at school

The new nature area has just been launched.
The new nature area has just been launched.

A CONSERVATION area at Toynton All Saints Primary School is set to provide pupils with a wide range of nature inspired benefits, both to their education and personal development.

Phase one of the ambitious £10,000 project, which the children have decided to call ‘Wild At Heart’ is underway, with yet more to come in phase two.

The Mayor of Spilsby Coun Michael Lenton has pledged his support for the project and hopes to encourage other groups and organisations to get involved with it too.

He said: “Anything that can actively engage children in relation to conservation and nature has to be a good thing.

“It’s rewarding for them and it also teaches them the rudiments of nature by providing them with the opportunity to grow their own vegetables and flowers, which can only enhance their outlook and their health.”

The Freiston Centre, an environmental education provider, is project managing the development of the outdoor learning area.

When complete it will feature a decking area featuring stunning views to Boston and Hunstanton, which will double up as a stage for outdoor drama productions.

There will be a range of natural habitats for the children to investigate including a dipping pond and a sensory trail through a willow tunnel and wild flower zones.

The school’s gardening and cooking clubs will be able to take advantage of raised beds growing vegetables and other community activities will take place around the log circle.

And a polytunnel will function as an outdoor classroom for numerous subjects including design technology, art, dram literacy and science.