Worksop: Wildlife funding boost for Ramsden Primary School

Ramsden Primary School at Carlton-in-Lindrick is preparing to welcome wildlife to their grounds after they received a grant from the Notts Wildlife Trust & EDF Energy. The money will revive the school’s outdoor facilities so that the pupils can use the surrounding woodland for true outdoor learning.
Ramsden Primary SchoolRamsden Primary School
Ramsden Primary School

There are 20 ‘Wildlife on Your Doorstep Grants’ available for schools and community groups thanks to the Notts Wildlife Trust and funding from one of their biggest corporate sponsors – EDF Energy.

Beneficiaries are able to choose from three packages (Brilliant Birds, Marvelous Meadows or Perfect Ponds) designed to improve their grounds for wildlife.

Head Teacher Christopher Wilson highlighted the impact of the award on the school: “We are just thrilled to receive the grant from the Trust and EDF Energy.”

“We are lucky enough to have an established woodland on our school grounds with classroom and bird hide already built, but sadly neglected due to lack of resources.”

“The money will mean we can revive our outdoor facilities and really use the woodland for true outdoor learning. The whole school, from reception through to year 6 will be able to learn about nature and science in a most inspirational environment.”

“The EDF grant has actually been the catalyst for our plan to create and build an eco- classroom, complete with living roof – we think we may be one of the first schools to achieve this in the country.”

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