Pupils help create new wildlife boards

Pupils from King's School who have designed a plaque for Pontefract Hospital. L-R Victoria Wood,Olivia Wilkins,Stuart Adams,Iman Nabahin,Helen Gottschalk (Wildlife Trust) and Sofia Slavova.
Pupils from King's School who have designed a plaque for Pontefract Hospital. L-R Victoria Wood,Olivia Wilkins,Stuart Adams,Iman Nabahin,Helen Gottschalk (Wildlife Trust) and Sofia Slavova.

Pupils from The King’s School have helped brighten up the grounds of Pontefract Hospital by helping to create wildlife information boards.

A group of 12 year eight pupils helped reveal the diveristy of habitat alongside a footpath leading to the hospital, working with experts from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to identify plants and insects. They also worked with local writer James Nash to explore how language could bring their findings to life, creating poetry for different aspects of the wildflower garden. Balfour Beatty has used their work to produced and installed information boards for both ends of the footpath.

Michelle Wilkins, head of English, said: “The students are really proud they have contributed to the community and that their work is an integral part of the garden.”

Pupils, from left, Victoria Wood, Olivia Wilkins, Stuart Adams,I man Nabahin, Helen Gottschalk of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Sofia Slavova. P108b316