Hasib Hikmat of Olga Primary School writes:
Thanks to a Tower Habitats grant from the Tower Hill Trust, Olga Primary School now has a pond. The work was completed during October half term, by a contractor supported by volunteers. The photo below is an aerial shot of the school before the pond works were started, with the area the pond has been dug highlighted by an orange circle.
The pond has dipping platforms on each side (see photo above), designed to allow amphibians to shelter underneath. Buried stumps and stones around the pond provide further cover for amphibians. The area around the pond will be planted by the children, and pond plants will also be introduced.
The pond will be part of the Forest School and a great opportunity for our children to explore an aquatic habitat.