High Weald
oakley-pond-mark-moodyv2The transformation of a derelict piece of land within Oakley School grounds is a sight to see!  The land hid a fantastic view of the High Weald and has now been cleared to make way for a vibrant outside classroom.  The centre piece is a naturalised pond surrounded by an organic garden with educational facilities.

Over 25 children of mixed abilities have worked hard at clearing the area, putting in protective hedging and building  work stations and dipping platforms. The children are all from senior schools in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and were supported by the expert help of the Kent High Weald Partnership.

The next stage for the students is monitoring and recording the development of the pondlife.  Oakley School are actively encouraging other schools to visit and participate in this exciting opportunity.

Are you a school that would like to visit this project and use their outside learning facilities, then please contact R. Leach T: 01892 823096 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Footnote:The Oakley Pond Project has been supported by The Skinners School, Judd School, Tonbridge Girls Grammar and Oakley Senior School and was in partnership with Kent High Weald Partnership and the Skinners School. The project has been funded by High Weald Joint Advisory Committee Sustainable  Development Fund, Kent CC, Tunbridge Wells BC and the Building Bridges Partnership (government funded partnership between independent and state schools).