School's Eco-garden is pick of the bunch

Date published: 15 October 2009

Matthew Moss High School won a Borough in Bloom award this week for its eco-garden.

The school's eco-committee planted wildflowers to attract birds, bees and butterflies to the garden and created a woodland habitat and bird feeding area. The wildflowers added colour around the school pond and bird boxes and bird tables made in school were placed in the garden to attract different kinds of birds.

The school is now hoping to take part in events like the BBC's Springwatch by monitoring the wildlife attracted to the eco-garden.

Roy Down, the school's environmental technician, said: "The garden is not just a lovely place for our students to spend their break and lunchtimes but it is also used throughout the school as a curriculum resource."

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