Welwyn Garden City school backs Save Our Ponds campaign

THE Welwyn & Hatfield Times' Save Our Ponds campaign has received a boost from staff and students at a WGC school. Teachers and pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School, in Herns Lane, have pledged to raise money for the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

THE Welwyn & Hatfield Times' Save Our Ponds campaign has received a boost from staff and students at a WGC school.

Teachers and pupils at Sir Frederic Osborn School, in Herns Lane, have pledged to raise money for the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT), in a bid to restore some of Hertfordshire's pondlife to its former glory.

The HMWT plans to build 50 new ponds, as well as reviving and maintaining existing ponds across all 43 nature reserves looked after by the trust, including Stanborough Reedmarsh in WGC, Tewinbury in Tewin and Gobions Wood in Brookmans Park.

After reading about the campaign, the school contacted the Welwyn & Hatfield Times and asked how it get involved.


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Deputy head Suzann Wells said: "We as a school are delighted to be part of the Save Our Pond project.

"We believe it is important to protect wildlife and further believe our students should have access to a diverse learning environment which ponds provide."

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Getting involved in the Save Our Ponds campaign is simple. All you have to do is raise �40 for the HMWT, by starting your own "pond bank".

By raising �40, you will be automatically entered into our Save Our Ponds competition: a special wildlife experience with a nature expert.

To enter, all you need to do is download the HMWT pond drawing on our website and wrap it around a container to collect your pennies in.

Alternatively, come to the Welwyn & Hatfield Times offices in WGC and pick up a copy of the image.

The competition closes on Monday, August 17.

For fundraising ideas, visit www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/herts

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