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Shobdon splashing success
12:39pm Thursday 22nd March 2012 in Shobdon
SPLASHING SUCCESS - Until recently, toads and newts were frequently found making their home in the dark corners of the PE shed at Shobdon Primary School. That has all changed now with the opening of a fantastic new wildlife pond area, created with the help of funding from the Kingspan Community Trust. The scheme, which the pupils decided to call Kingspond, included the planting of a variety of flora and fauna, native to Herefordshire, along with the construction of a wooden deck which overhangs the pond and allows pupils to study the amphibious life. The pond also features a wooden shelter with a living grass roof, providing an ideal shaded location for outdoor classes.
Shobdon Primary School received £5,500 towards the construction of the pond area from the Kingspan Community Trust, with further funds raised via the sale of produce and wormery fertiliser from the Envirokidz group based at the school. The facility is also available for use by a whole range of community based organisations including Shobdon youth group, mums and tots and the WI.