Beaupre Community Primary School’s pupils are joining forces with the Beaupre Fundraising Group and Wisbech Lions to investigate ‘mini beasts’ in the new pond in their school grounds.
A new pond was dug at the Outwell school in April to add to the opportunity for learning in the school’s grounds and help in developing caring attitudes to the environment.
Now Wisbech Lions have donated seating for the pond area, enabling pupils to sit and watch the wildlife or spend time investigating the wildlife they find in and around the pond.
Headteacher Owen Rhodes said pond dipping was easy, doesn’t require expensive equipment and it achieves many of the attainment targets for the science curriculum.
In addition, school ponds can have a positive influence on lessons in English, mathematics, design and technology, geography, art, IT and much more.
Mr Rhodes told the Citizen: “By creating the wildlife pond we have another opportunity for learning on our doorstep. It is fantastic to have the support of Wisbech Lions, with the provision of two benches to enable the pupils to investigate pond wildlife together.”