Long Buckby Junior School opens new wildlife garden and outdoor classroom

Abby Moore, Oscar Game, Lydia Game, Amelia Forbes and Pippa Moore.
Abby Moore, Oscar Game, Lydia Game, Amelia Forbes and Pippa Moore.

Children at Long Buckby Junior School will be enjoying their new outdoor classroom and wildlife garden after it was officially opened at their summer fete.

An area at the bottom of the school playground has been transformed thanks to hard work from members of the Parent Teacher Association.

Abby Moore, the chairman of the group, said: “It was always the plan to put a wildlife garden in this area.

“Work was started on it a while ago by a parent but it stalled.

“Recently the school mentioned it to the PTA and we decided to start work on it again.

“We’ve worked with the school to ensure the garden provides different learning opportunities, that hedges are the right height for the children to reach, and that safety guidelines are complied with.

“The garden has a wildflower area with lots of native species. The rest of the garden is more structured with a path, plants to encourage wildlife, bug hotels, a pond, and seating.

“The idea is they can come out and look at wildlife, do science, maths, or just use the seats and tables for any lesson when the weather is nice.”