Pollination for the Nation
A group of Year 4 children have been a part of this project since Spring!
Polli:Nation for the next generation (Polli:Gen) is an exciting new project which teaches children about the importance of pollinator friendly school grounds and share what they have learnt with local community groups. It aims to inspire the next generation, develop local knowledge, and make Leicester the most pollinator-friendly city in England.
Funded through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, this project aims to support schools during the COVID-19 crisis by re-engaging pupils with their school environment, supporting their wellbeing and encouraging a greater understanding of pollinators and their importance.
Through practical, hands-on, nature-based activities that take place in school grounds, pupils are learning about pollinating insects and making our school grounds more pollinator- friendly through habitat creation.
By working with children outside in school grounds, as well as community sites, the aim is to create strong links between both and leave a deepened sense of community and support in the area. This will leave a legacy of improved school grounds and community spaces as well as a fully developed wildlife corridor throughout Leicester.
Polli:Gen is delivered by Learning through Landscapes as well as the Environmental Education Team at Leicester City Council. The Wildlife Gardening Forum provides specialist knowledge and support throughout the project.