Pupils sow the seeds for more wildflower gardens in schools

Pupils teamed up with environmental group The Eden Project to create garden.

A wildflower garden planted in a Dundee secondary is set to benefit other schools.

Morgan Academy pupils and members of the public teamed up with the environmental group The Eden Project to sow seeds in the summer.

The seeds bloomed into a variety of different flowers, creating a space for different animals to thrive and pupils to learn.

Claire Cunningham, the department head of biology at the school, said every pupil had benefited from the garden.

She said: The variety of plants we’ve got here and the number of different flowers we have give the pupils a bit more encouragement to do what we’re doing.

“And it’s not just the links in biology or links in science, they’re coming out here and looking at it from an art point of view.

“We’ve had a photography competition ongoing, so there’s lots we can do with it and lots the kids can get involved with.”

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Students from the school took part in harvesting the seeds, so they can be processed before being gifted to nearby primary schools.

It’s hoped by next year more local schools will have their own wildflower meadows.

Caishlan Sweeney, from the Eden Project, hopes the meadows will be a space everyone can enjoy.

She said: “The project is about redressing the loss of biodiversity across the UK.

“In Dundee it’s about also helping people feel pride of place and increase that biodiversity, but also give people a place just to come and enjoy nature.”

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