Wildlife Area

Our Wildlife Area

Across the field is our dedicated Wildlife Area.

This area has a millennium oak tree grown from an acorn from one of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s estates. There is also a memory tree, planted in memory of people who are not here to share the area with us and we have buried a time capsule containing information about the Campus Schools.

The Wildlife Area was opened by Michaela Strachan on the 21st June 2013. It has a frog pond as well as hedgehog houses and bird, bug and butterfly boxes. It is a wonderful place for the children to explore and there are always mini beasts to be found under the log piles. Children can use their senses to hear the gravel crunch under their feet, see and touch the plants and creatures, smell the honeysuckle and taste the mint. This area is used to release the butterflies that we watch pupate each year and we look for changes in the creatures using the pond, especially in the Spring when tadpoles appear.

We have beehives in the wildlife area and sell a mixture of our own and local honey.