slow-worm

Leapfrog Schools

Leapfrog Schools

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Newt Kids SWD crook log

Leapfrog: Connecting Schools with Nature

Our Leapfrog Schools programme has a range accessible and inclusive options to help all schools learn more about amphibians and reptiles.  Froglife can:

    • Help apply for funding to create ponds and outdoor classrooms, and provide expertise and people power to transform your school grounds.  Ponds are an incredible place to learn about nature and the wildlife we share the world with.  Froglife is keen for every school to have access to a pond and a wild area in or near their school grounds
    • Facilitate educational sessions in your school grounds, including pond dipping and indoor sessions such as a “Tadpoles in the Classroom” scheme in spring, enabling your class or school to watch the incredible transformation of frogspawn
    • Host activity days for schools or classes in your school, using creative techniques to teach about amphibians and reptiles

 

Please download the Leapfrog Flyer here for more information.

If you are interested in taking part in the project and would like to find out more about the options available and charges please get in touch with jenny.tse-leon@froglife.org or call 01733602102

 

life under the surface exhibit  park lane pond  Cardea Bog Garden

Leapfrog Schools Case Studies

Coates Primary School, Whittlesey

Coates primary had a corner of their grounds set aside as a wildlife area, but unfortunately it had become significantly overgrown and was no longer in use. The site has now been transformed into a great place for children and wildlife alike.

John Clare, Helpston, Peterborough

This local village primary school had a neglected wildlife area in need of rejuvenation. Supported by staff, parents and children at the school Froglife have reinstated the pond, which had all but dried up, and created an outdoor classroom area with a range of habitats for wildlife to make use of. The area is open to the public after school hours and at weekends so the space can be enjoyed by all.

John Clare

Farcet School, Huntingdonshire

Farcet was one of our first Leapfrog Schools and we helped to transform their Secret Garden into a useable teaching and community space.  With support from family and teachers as volunteers, this overgrown area was de-brambled, revamped and the concrete pond restored.  The project was also supported by the local Women’s Institute.  The site is now used for cross-curricular activities and by the local preschool.

Park Lane School, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire

This local primary school had a fish-shaped pond, packed with gold fish.  To boost local biodiversity, Froglife helped them to create a new wildlife pond with pond dipping platform, as well as an arbour, shed and new outdoor classroom facilities.  Our Froglife Active Conservation Team have been heavily involved, with young offenders giving back to the local community through improving the area for younger children to enjoy.  Have a look at our Leapfrog presentation here.

 

park lane pond

 

Froglife is a Campaign tile for The Froglife Trust
Registered Charity No. 1093372 (in England and Wales) and SC041854 (in Scotland)
Registered Company No. 4382714 in England and Wales