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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ponteland Middle School Eco Team

The ECO-TEAM from Ponteland Middle School prepare to enhance their Memorial Garden with daffodils for spring flowering. They have high hopes of achieving a Gold Award next year since the judges for this year's Bloom Awards said they were a petal away from Gold. Their award was the Silver-Gilt. The Head, Dr Caroline Pryer, explained their achievements and the work they had done in measuring everyone's carbon footprint, both pupils and staff. They grew a variety of fruit and veg over the year in raised beds, and they planted English and French lavender to attract more bees to the gardens. The creation of a wild garden or meadow may take a little more time. The projects have to be sustainable and generally of low maintenance. Well done to all the children involved!
By Muriel Sobo