Southern Water helps with new Rowlands Castle school pond

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YOUNGSTERS are making the most of their pond at school thanks to Southern Water.

Schoolchildren are improving their pond to be used as an outdoor education facility.

Pupils at St John’s CEC Primary School, in Rowlands Castle, are redeveloping the school grounds and applied to Southern Water’s Community Chest scheme for support.

Community Chest supports charities and good causes with donations towards projects.

The new pond will be made available to the wider community

School governor Ruth Butler said: ‘Learning about wildlife is an important part of the National Curriculum and the pond will help us cover this and many other areas of learning.

‘We are very grateful to Southern Water for its support as it will help us kick-start the pond project and get it going.’

Kevin Buck, who organises Southern Water’s Community Chest programme, said: ‘Getting kids outdoors and in touch with nature is a great way for them to learn about the world around them and how to look after it.’