Creating Wildlife Corridors in Schools

Community & Education Natural Environment

We're aiming to increase the diversity of green spaces in built-up areas

PECT is working with schools to help increase the diversity of green spaces in built-up areas, in order to encourage wildlife to thrive.

What are we doing?

PECT is working with students to create wildlife corridors alongside fences and borders through seed bombing. This project will attract bees, birds and butterflies into predominantly urban environments, helping prevent the decline of wildlife.

These wildlife corridors will be located on or near school grounds and will be used to provide opportunities to learn about and connect with nature, benefiting children and community members.

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Why are we doing it?

Students will be involved in the whole process, from designing the corridors, to creating and launching the seed bombs and maintaining and monitoring the corridors once they are established. The project will include creation of bird, bug, beastie homes, and hedgerow planting, as well as bird and bug surveys.

A seed bomb is a little ball made up of compost, clay and seeds that is thrown into areas that could benefit from wildflowers. They are fun to make and even the youngest children can get involved.

This project is part of the environmental education that PECT helps facilitate. PECT is leading the way nationally with its bespoke Eco Charter for schools – embedding knowledge of sustainability issues into classes to inspire the next generation of forward-thinking students.

For more information please contact [email protected].

“A very positive experience – well prepared and kept the attention of the children. Lots of practical activities, which the children loved, and they were carried out in a calm manner to support learning. The children were able to engage with nature to understand and feel a part of it.”

“The children in both classes very much enjoyed the sessions – several of them continued to build homes for bugs during their own lunchtime!”

“The students were able to connect with nature and take positive steps to actively encourage others to do the same. Teachers reported back that spending time outdoors had a positive impact on the behaviour and engagement of the students. 100% of students who took part said they felt calmer and more relaxed. 100% of students said they would consider nature more in their actions and 85% said they would do something differently in the future.“