Young Hands Helping Nature in Seaford

14th July 2020

Cradle Hill Primary School has been working hard to inspire a new generation of conservationists.

Cradle Hill Primary School has been working hard to inspire a new generation of conservationists.

The school has a committee of Eco Warriors whose job it is to think up new green initiatives, a gardening club which grows fresh vegetable and flowers and a Forest School which encourages all the children to understand and respect the natural world around them.

Cradle Hill’s young Gardeners have embraced the concept of wildlife gardening. They have built a hedgehog house, a worm world and an impressive range of bug houses. Their efforts impressed the judges at the Seaford Horticultural Show who awarded them with a number of prizes, including ‘Best in Show.’

The school has also teamed up with Seaford Town Council and the Tree Warden to plant eight young Elm Trees. The project was part of the ‘104 Elms for Seaford’ initiative in memory of the 104 Seaford soldiers who lost their lives in WW1.

‘It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn how to plant and grow trees and work with experts in the area,’ said a school’s spokesperson.

Last year Cradle Hill received a special ‘Healthy Living Topic’ award from Eco Schools England for its ‘Mindfulness Minutes’ campaign and for Outdoor Learning weeks. The school is also an active member of the Living Streets campaign which encourages children and parents to leave their cars at home and walk to school.

The school’s hard work has earned it an Eco Schools Green Flag.


A Cradle Hill teacher writes: “I have uploaded a quick video of two of my garden club members who are our key worker children too,  showing some of the things we have been doing during lock down.  Its not as over flowing with plants as usual but we still have things growing and as you will see the children are still very enthusiastic. “