Biodiversity in schools

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Funded by The Norman Family Trust, we are able to deliver free class and whole school assemblies, and biodiversity improvements, across state-funded primary and secondary schools in Devon and South-West Somerset.

Biodiversity improvements on school grounds can include wildlife habitats such bird boxes, insect hotels, log piles and water habitats; tree or hedgerow planting, wildflower planting, and native bulb planting. We have a free biodiversity audit, which we can help carry out to identify possible changes, where desired.

Schools that have benefitted from this project so far include Axminster Community Primary Academy in Axminster, St Michael's C of E Primary Academy in Exeter, and Heathcoat Primary School in Tiverton. Testimonials can be found below and on our testimonials page.

If you would like to book a free assembly and discuss the types of free biodiversity improvements you'd like for your school grounds, please contact us. Funding for biodiversity improvements is based on a first come, first served basis.

Schools are able to choose from one of our following assemblies:

British wildlife

British wildlife lesson, Little Green Change

Trees

Trees lesson, Little Green Change

Hedgerows

Hedgerows lesson, Little Green Change

Plants for pollinators

Plants for pollinators lesson, Little Green Change

Plant pests and diseases

Plant pests and diseases lesson, Little Green Change

Careers in biodiversity

Careers in biodiversity lesson, Little Green Change

Suitable for secondary schools

Project feedback

Assembly choice: British wildlife.

"I would like to thank you again for the great assembly; spending time with our Eco Team and supporting us with our pond. It’ll make a big difference! I’ve passed on your information to other schools in the Trust."

Did the children enjoy the assembly? "Yes. Lots of children have come up to me afterwards including the Wildlife Champions inspired."
Did the children learn anything new as a result of the assembly? "Yes. I also learnt that Sloe worms aren’t snakes! They didn’t know about the bird boxes with perches being bad. They enjoyed learning about hedgehog homes and the grey squirrel."
Would you recommend this assembly to another school interested in learning about British wildlife? "Yes."
Are you likely to use the services of Little Green Change again in the future? "Yes."
St Michael's Primary Academy, Exeter, logo
Mrs Bone
Deputy Headteacher, St Michael's CE Primary Academy, Exeter.
Assembly choice: Plants for pollinators.

"Thank you so much for coming in today! It was really interesting and lots of the children were discussing the assembly during the afternoon when we were planting the flowers. We would definitely love to take you up on more opportunities!"

Did the children enjoy the assembly? "Yes."
Did the children learn anything new as a result of the assembly? "Yes. Which animals are pollinators, which plants to plant, the importance of wildlife for certain lifecycles."
Would you recommend this assembly to another school interested in plants for pollinators? "Yes, for older years."
Are you likely to use the services of Little Green Change again in the future? "Yes."
Heathcoat Primary School
Yvonne Kneller
Year 4 Teacher, Heathcoat Primary School, Tiverton.
Assembly choice: British wildlife.

"I think this assembly is a great way to have students learn/reinforce/discuss local animals, their habitats, and how their schools can help ensure habitats are safe for local animals to be around school. This connected to the students personally (adding bird boxes to the school) and connected in some way to their learning in science throughout the year (animals and their habitats/local animals and their habitats)."

Was the assembly content engaging? "Yes. Students were engaged in the assembly and were interested in the topic."
Was the assembly content informative? "Yes."
Would you recommend this assembly to another school interested in British wildlife? "Yes."
Are you likely to use the services of Little Green Change again in the future? "Yes."
Axminster Primary Academy
Mrs Gurd
Year 5/6 Teacher, Axminster Community Primary Academy.

If you are a secondary-aged school based in the UK, you can also access all our Schools Programme resources for free. Check out our education page for more information.

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