Outdoor Learning

Vernham Dean School Wildlife Area

The wildlife area within our grounds is a wonderful asset to our school.  With the help from volunteers, we have placed  an enormous amount of time over the last few months planning and shaping its future.  Mr Nicoll, our Chair of Governors currently runs a wildlife club; he has a  wealth of experience both in teaching and knowledge of nature, especially nature in our locality.

A Slimy Experiment!

The children have conducted experiments to find out what type of soil our grounds has, then by adding mustard water to a hole the children had dug, they waited to watch for worms.



Wildlife Club Plant Trees at Harmony Woods

As our trees are not ready, other schools have kindly given us some trees for this year until ours are ready (see the announcement below).  Despite the cold and bitter wind, the Wildlife Club had a fantastic time planting Oak, Rowan (for the hedgerow), Willow and a Maple tree which we have placed a plaque on to show it belongs to our school community.

Andover Trees United also took some photos of the children planting.  Click here to view them.

Andover Trees United Trees Arrive!

The Wildlife Club planted five Oaks and fir Rowan trees this we in our ‘baby’ tree garden beds. The school will later plant them into Harmony Woods.