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Visits by local schools


21st June 2012 : Symondsbury Primary School
Class 2 Symondsbury Primary School were the first children to take advantage of Bridport Community Orchard's pond dipping experience.

The children are in Years 1 and 2. We spent the afternoon with Jill Lloyd from the Community Orchard, pond dipping and looking for local wildlife in the grounds.

All the children enjoyed the experience and Jill Lloyd was able to help the children identify some of the animals that were found in the pond, including pond skaters, tadpoles and dragonflies.
Lisa Jenkin, KS1 Teacher
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"BCOG was delighted to welcome the first school to visit and use the new pond dipping equipment, including excellent identification charts.
Several mothers came to help, the teachers had downloaded learning resources from the website, and the children had clipboards to record what they found.
It was a sunny afternoon, the children had a good time and enjoyed refreshments in the orchard. Everyone was pleased with what we found, including a dragonfly and a slow worm.
Please contact us (using the contact form provided on the navigation bar at the top of this page) if your school or group would like to arrange a visit."
Jill Lloyd, Chair, BCOG


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Monday July 13th 2015, 13.30 p.m.
Visit by St Mary's CE VC Primary School
Year 3 pupils, their teacher Claire Legg and 3 other teachers visited the orchard on Monday afternoon, from 13.30 till about 15.00 p.m.

It had been suggested that the group split into 3, and the children could rotate between pond dipping, the allotment and the Orchard.
Refreshments were provided!

Many thanks to Malcolm, Christine and Ian, who hosted the visit of approx. 28 children.

☼ Claire Legg e-mailed Jill Lloyd after the visit:
"Just a quick note to say what a fantastic afternoon we had today.  We all learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

We didn't want to leave and ended up having to rush a bit at the end so please can you thank all your volunteers for giving us their time.
The Community Orchard looks amazing!"

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