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Local pupils build insect hotel and go seal watching on site


Year 6 pupils from The George Carey Primary School focused their binoculars on Barking Riverside yesterday, for an afternoon of Ecology education at one of the UK’s largest housing projects.

Led by a team of ecologists at DF Clark Bionomique*, pupils built insect hotels, spotted a common seal and learnt about the importance of habitat conservation at the single largest regeneration site in London. The pupils walked along the public footpath running through the site, in search of native birdlife, including Godwits and Shelducks which can be spotted on the mudflats, along the Northern bank of the River Thames.


Varsha Patel, PR and Marketing Manager for Barking Riverside Limited said, “Barking Riverside has strong environmental principles and so we are extremely proud to showcase the variety of wildlife and species living on the site to the local community.  Working with George Carey Primary School gave us a wonderful opportunity to teach children about Ecology as well as make them aware of this unique environment right on their doorstep and we look forward to working with other local schools on similar projects. ”


Schools interested in coming to see the Ecology on site should email there interest to: