E-Schools Project


Lowerfields veg gardenLowerfields veg gardenBEES worked in partnership with BCEP and 8 schools in the Bradford district to develop the school grounds as outdoor environmental education resources. This included;

  • the creation of wildlife habitats such as mixed native hedges, tree trails, wildflower meadows, wildlife gardens
  • food growing areas - orchards and vegetable growing areas,
  • willow sculptures and pathways

We produced an 'E-Schools pack' containing ideas for how the grounds could be used for different curriculum subjects, activities, worksheets and management plans for the grounds and other useful information.

'outdoor classroom''Lowerfields outdoor classroom'Lower Fields Primary School

A variety of features were installed during E Schools - growing beds, poly tunnel, orchard, willow tunnel, outdoor classrooms and butterfly garden. The nature reserve rejuvenated with paths, wildflower meadows, woodland and pond with dipping platform.

 The school has continued to develop their grounds with a worker to support this development and encourage the use of the grounds as part of the National Curriculum. Launched in June 2007, the Lower Fields Outdoor Activtity Centre also features orienteering trails, geology trails and a human sun dial for use of the school, other schools and community groups.