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Pupils Sow Their Own Experimental Wildflower Meadow

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Pupils at Harleston Sancroft Academy Primary Phase have sown wildflower seed in their own Nature Recovery experiment. An area of the school field had the grass scalped bare and the soil scarified before the seed was sown. The seed, which was donated to the school by Natural England’s Lower Derwent Valley National Nature Reserve in Yorkshire, was mixed with sand before the pupils spread it across the site.

Later in the year the pupils will compare the plants and animals of the sown area with those of an adjacent piece of the school field.

The school is in the forefront of helping Redenhall with Harleston Town Council to establish the parish as a formal nature recovery area to play their part in meeting the international crisis for the natural world.


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