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Eco-school creates a wetland



Posted on 06 May 2010
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The grade 5 teacher and the coordinator of the Eco-Schools Programme in Holy Cross Primary School in George challenged the class in finding a safe and suitable area to release the frog. And thus was born the idea of developing a little wetland in the school grounds.

Two years later, the grade 5’s regularly tend the wetland. First task, two years ago, was to increase the area where water generally accumulated. The boys dug a furrow to lead the water to a depression. Rain water from the gutters was also directed to the area. Two holes were hollowed out and lined with plastic. Language and natural science lessons were used to research local water-loving plants.

The wetland has become a haven for wetland creatures like frogs, chameleons and insects which come to visit the Wachendorfia flowers and other plants.

Holy Cross Primary School has been registered for the Eco-Schools Programme for 6 years.

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