Due to their keen interest in ecology and conservation, and as part of the CAS element of the IB Diploma, Sixth Form students launched the Marvellous Meadows project.
All TGS students were invited to design a wildlife haven in an area at the edge of the school site, behind the all-weather pitch. The objective of the meadow is to attract wildlife, such as insects, birds and small reptiles to the school site and to provide a space for staff and students to relax and connect with nature during their lunchtime and breaktimes.
Winning designs were invited to include a meadow area including wildflowers, an area of bare soil, benches and cut paths and a pond. Participants are encouraged to think about other ideas that would encourage wildlife such as a bug hotel, log pile, compost heap as well as considering elements such as an allotment area.
The Project is supported by TGS School Fund.
Spring has come to the meadow. Flowers sown in the Autumn are coming through and include pale flax, yellow rattle , hoary plantain and geranium species.
Blue and red damselflies have been enjoying the pond.