Slideshow: St Augustine’s Wildlife Garden is a blooming success

Green-fingered pupils at St Augustine’s Primary School have been busy rolling up their sleeves to pitch in for their new wildlife garden.

Tuesday, 18th June 2013, 11:06 am

The £15,000 facility, which was officially opened in March this year, is now bloomingand proving a real asset to the school.

The project was funded by Notts County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme and boasts natural wildlife and plants native to England.

Pupils have had a hands-on role with the development and designed a bird hide which is now taking pride of place in the wildlife garden.

Year 6 teacher Laura Gee said the children have done a fantastic job in getting involved with the wildlife garden.

“It’s all about being outside and learning in a different environment to the classroom,” she said.

“The new wildlife garden is a great investment to the school and we can see it developing in so many different ways in the future.”

She added: “At the end of the year we are going to put cameras in the bird watch and live feed it in to our live blog site.”

Visit to keep track of the progress at St Augustine’s wildlife garden.