Year 7 and Year 8 students recently enjoyed a tour of the school gardens and a talk by Mr Stephenson as part of their current environmental topics. We learnt that some areas of the garden have been left as wild areas where nettles will provide the perfect place for butterflies to lay their eggs, and that the gardeners do not use chemicals to control pests, preferring instead to encourage the pests’ natural predators into the garden to control them. Mr Stephenson shared his tips on planting to encourage wildlife, and also showed us the bee hives. Year 8 also learnt about recycling in the garden and composting. Thank you very much to Mr Stephenson for a very interesting and informative morning!