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Encouraging biodiversity at Heron Hill School

Heron Hill School IN Kendal

What’s this about?

Heron Hill School have 6.5 acres of beautiful grounds that are used by the school community. Fields, woodlands, wildflower meadows, a quiet garden, an apiary and a bee hide are just some of the ways that they make use of the land and encourage biodiversity. 

What did the school do? 

They actively created a variety of planting schemes to attract bumblebees and solitary bees, as well as other pollinators such as butterflies and hoverflies. The habitats that they have created also attract hedgehogs, tiny mammals such as field mice and voles and a wide range of birds including owls. 

What difference has it made to the school?

All year groups at Heron Hill school make use of the land. The children are encouraged to discover and explore, be curious and ask questions. They get involved in the upkeep and maintenance of the space; planting seeds and harvesting their produce learning all about the importance of biodiversity as they go. 

What difference has it made to the climate?

As well as inspiring a love of the land of the creatures within, this space encourages vital pollinators supporting biodiversity. 

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