Wildlife being encouraged to new pond area at Fenland school thanks to national charity

Official opening of the revamped Pond Area at Park Lane Primary and Nursery School, Whittlesey.

Official opening of the revamped Pond Area at Park Lane Primary and Nursery School, Whittlesey. - Credit: Archant

WILDLIFE is being encouraged to a new pond area at a Whittlesey school thanks to help from a national wildlife charity and funding from a successful lottery bid.

Froglife, a national charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles, joined forces with Park Lane school to advise on the best way to preserve a habitat for future frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards.

The frog specialists teamed up with pupils, staff and parents to pool ideas on how to revamp the old pond.

Margaret Leverett, headteacher at Park Lane and Nursery School said the old pond was very bare and didn’t attract much wildlife.

A successful lottery bid secured money to revamp the area and project Pamper our Pond got underway.


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Mrs Leverett said: “Our new pond area created by James from Froglife has encompassed ideas from the children, staff and parents.

“Pamper our Pond has been a very successful project at Park Lane. All of the school community has helped to create the wonderful, exciting and stimulating Outdoor Learning Area.”

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The area contains two ponds, one for fish and one for other water creatures including frogs.

There is a pond dipping area, seating and waterfall.

The pond was officially opened by Whittlesey Mayor David Mason and Mayoress Ann Mason.

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