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Go Wild in Your School Grounds!

Go Wild in Your School Grounds!

Alongside our other outreach work Carymoor can also help local primary schools to develop their grounds in to havens for wildlife and outdoor learning. The unique aspect of this new service is that the features are created by pupils themselves, from Year R to Year 6 (with help from Carymoor staff), fostering pupils’ sense of ownership and interest in their outdoor space.


Through careful planning and consultation with each school Carymoor’s team organises tasks that are appropriate and achievable for the age and ability of the pupils they work with. This enables a wide variety of exciting new features to be created, including:


  • mini wildflower meadows
  • minibeast-friendly zones (minibeast hotels, habitat piles, bug-friendly planting, bee B&Bs and more)
  • living willow structures (domes, tunnels and giant caterpillars)
  • wildlife ponds
  • bog gardens
  • bird feeding stations
  • nest-boxes
  • scrap art
  • story circles
  • mud kitchens
  • recycled herb gardens


To discuss your ideas and arrange a consultation visit phone us on 01963 351350 or e-mail


"Thank you for helping us build our fabulous forest school area, the whole school love it. We especially like the mud kitchen because we can spend all our time in there getting muddy." Ruby Class, Abbas and Templecombe Primary

We're always on the look out for people with time to spare!

Whether that's the odd hour, a regular day or even a longer work experience placement, your time is very valuable to us. Our growing team of volunteers makes a vital contribution both at the centre and at events across the county.