Exmouth school's new pond finished after funding success

PUBLISHED: 06:30 11 April 2017

Work has been completed on Brixington Academy's new pond following national funding success

Work has been completed on Brixington Academy's new pond following national funding success

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An Exmouth school has unveiled its new pond area, following a grant from a national fund.

Last year, Brixington Primary Academy won a public vote for funding in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

The project asks members of the public to decide how funds from the 5p carrier bag charge should be used to boost the community.

Brixington came first in the vote.

As a result, it was awarded a £12,000 grant which was used to build the new pond.

The school has thanked the Tesco scheme, DV Gardens for undertaking the work and members of the public for voting for the school.

A spokesman for the school said: “The overgrown area has been completely transformed into an environmental paradise with bee-attracting shrubs, pond plants, flowers, wet habitat and outdoor classroom where pond dipping and identification skills will be honed.

“It will take a while to establish, but it is hoped that wildlife will be attracted.

“I’m sure all the children will appreciate this brilliant new habitat as they continue enjoying a wide and wonderful curriculum at school.”

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