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Community Heritage Pond Development

St Mary's

Applicant: St Mary's Church of England Primary Academy, Folkestone

Project: Community Heritage Pond Development

Grant award: £996

St Mary's school has had a pond in its grounds that is thought to be spring fed and a rather old feature within the landscape.  This project has helped the school to make the most of this educational resource.  The old dipping platform that had become unsafe was removed and replaced with one that allowed the children to get closer to the water.  Safety fencing has also been placed around the pond to help ensure that the area is safe to be used.

The school has recently started to run Forest School activities that utilise the pond area.

A new management plan has been produced by Up on the Downs and wildlife friendly planting will shortly take place to provide more benefits for wildlife.