Polli:Nation Project Progress – May 2017

In March Castletown School received almost 200 free trees from The Woodland Trust. These were put into pots and cared for by P5/6 pupils.

Last Tuesday, with the help of Marina and Paul (Highland Countryside Rangers) and parent helpers, Mrs Braidwood, Mrs Nicol, Mrs Kinghorn and Mr Pearson, all the pupils in the school helped plant the new trees in the playground as part of our Polli:Nation project.

Help us please!

Next Wednesday, 17th May, P5/6 will be filling our new tyre planters with soil and creating a wildflower bed to encourage more pollinating insects into our playground.

We have purchased some plants and are growing some flowers from donated seeds but if you can offer any flowering plants, shrubs or bulbs we would be really delighted to receive them. We would particularly like plants which encourage pollinators – anything with flowers!

We would also welcome adult volunteers who could spare some time on Wednesday morning to help us with this job.

This project is helping us develop a fantastic outdoor learning environment for all the pupils in the school. Already they are becoming more aware of the importance of the environment and are developing skills in many areas of the curriculum.

Thanks for your support so far!