Published Date: 13th August 2021 | Location: Alexandria
During the spring and summer of 2021, with the help of volunteers, we created an outdoor play area at Levenvale Primary School. We saved plants and transplanted them from areas that were being demolished to make way for new developments and recycled materials where we could help the planet. The area that we built included a nature zone complete with bird hide and a perennial bed for the pupils to watch for birds and butterflies.
A food growing area with caterpillar beds and half whisky barrels to plant fruit and vegetables. Here the pupils will be able to see the plants go from the planting of their seedlings to producing crops to them eating.
Some of the other areas we installed include a fire pit zone for storytelling, an outdoor classroom for when the weather is not great, an art zone, a Jurassic zone with all its ferns, a music area with its sound walls and a run around space with grass mounds and climbing wall all of which will help the pupils learn about nature as well as getting some fresh air.