Volunteers in Seaton hop to work

PUBLISHED: 12:42 05 December 2012

Volunteers from the Seaton Primary School PTA give the school pond a special clean-up for the frogs and wildlife that inhabit the area.

Volunteers from the Seaton Primary School PTA give the school pond a special clean-up for the frogs and wildlife that inhabit the area.

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Seaton Primary School PTA helps clear pond area for the frogs and other wildlife that use the area.

Volunteers have hopped to the challenge after giving the pond at Seaton Primary School an early spring clean for the frogs and wildlife that inhabit the area.

A team of volunteers from the school’s PTA were joined by the nature conservation officer at Axe Estuary Wetlands Steve Edmonds to clear away weeds, build access routes and give the pond area a general tidy-up.

The pond underwent regeneration work in February as part of an initiative organised by the PTA.

The clearing of the area is part of routine management to ensure its sustainability.

Steve said: “Regular clearing aids plants, wildlife and all that feeds in the area to be able to survive. The pond will be an excellent resource now for the school children to undertake pond dipping and study wildlife.”

The clear up was coordinated by the school PTA and organiser Trudi Hartnell, who added: “We’re really pleased to be able to support the school in making the pond an attractive and usable resource.

“The pond and the school’s woodlands are an important part of Seaton Primary and it’s great that we’ve been able to make this area tidy for all the pupils to enjoy.”


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