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Bosbury School Pond Project Begins!

A big, big thank you to Guy the Digger Man who worked extremely hard last week on his handy bit of machinery to dig out the foundations of Bosbury School's brand new and extremely exciting pond!

 

 

The sizeable hole in the ground sits between the school's brand new greenhouse and existing lush forest school area as a haven for wildlife and gardening is slowly developing along the near side of the school field. As you can see, one of the Year 1 bubbles were quite impressed when they went over to inspect the handiwork with Mrs. McManus towards the end of the week, even if we weren't sure if some of the children present were more interested in the pond itself or the digger!

 

 

Work on the pond will continue into the autumn term spearheaded by resident Bosbury gardening and forest school guru Miss Cooke, and we cannot wait for the current and future generations of children to be able to don their wellies and grab their nets as they explore the plentiful wildlife which will hopefully come to inhabit the pond over the coming years. If our flourishing forest school area is anything to go by, hopefully it won't take too long for the bullrushes, reeds, lily-pads, pond skaters, water boatmen and maybe even the odd frog or two to move in!

A huge thank you as well to the Year 6 leavers of 2020 who very donated the lining for the pond - the lovely plaque shown below will be placed on the pond when it is up and running to commemorate this very thoughtful gift left to our school by this fantastic group of children.

We look forward to many happy years of pond-dipping at what is certain to be a centre-piece of many future Bosbury School science projects!