Supporting Biodiversity in our Nature Area

The boys and girls have been busy this last wee while creating creature comforts for our nature area to encourage birds and insects.

After all the fabulous work community helpers have previously done donating their efforts and equipment to tidy up our nature area, it was time to tempt more of our local bug and bird life to take up residence.

Bug Mansion

First, we began by collecting natural materials from our local woodland.  Next, our families and friends organised donations of repurposed materials such as pallets and bricks from local businesses.  Finally, we constructed our fabulous Bug Mansion in our nature area.  We are sure you will agree that it is fit for any king critter!

Bird Boxes

Not content with just that, we decided to make bird boxes to support our feathered friends.  Again, our wonderful school community rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in.  They sourced repurposed wood & materials and  machined the template sections to help the children construct our bird boxes.  The children were able to apply their STEM skills to interpret the schematic instructions and then construct the boxes.  The results are fabulous.

Next weekend, now that Covid restrictions are lifting, our willing helpers plan on returning to our nature area to continue the good work.  They will be laying paths with chippings made from the bushes and plants that were taken out from the garden. Recycling and Eco is at the forefront of our activities.

Many thanks again to everyone involved including Robert McQueen for providing his time and digger, Jewsons for donating materials, William Halliday of Galloway Tree Care & Gardening for his time and machinery , Mr Henry of Henry’s restaurant for sectioning the bird box pieces, Kim for her organisational skills AND, of course to our ever fabulous volunteer helpers!

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