Pond to help kids study

Brinsley Headstocks opens its new dipping pond by local councillors and pupils from Brinsley Primary School. Councillor Richard Sutler, cabinet member for the environment (Notts County Council), pupils alisha Smith and Liam Bunce and Councillor David Taylor, councillor for Beauvale are in the foreground.
Brinsley Headstocks opens its new dipping pond by local councillors and pupils from Brinsley Primary School. Councillor Richard Sutler, cabinet member for the environment (Notts County Council), pupils alisha Smith and Liam Bunce and Councillor David Taylor, councillor for Beauvale are in the foreground.

A POND has been created at Brinsley Headstocks to help schoolchildren research wildlife.

The £6,000 project, funded by Nottinghamshire County Council, will see schoolchildren and organisations visit the site to learn about the wildlife that inhabits ponds and the surrounding area.

There is a ‘dipping platform’ where testing and research can be carried out.

The Friends of Brinsley Headstocks applied for funding as part of their ongoing development of the area as a heritage and nature reserve.

Friends’ member Chris Riley said: “This is a great facility and lots of organisations have already expressed interest in coming along to learn more about nature and the environment.

“I’m sure the children from Brinsley Primary School will be carrying out a number of projects here.”