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Wednesday 5th July 2017

Planting at Pfizer


Six pupils from St. Alban’s (Years 4-6) went to Pfizer in Havant, to see where the staff could grow some pollinator friendly plants. We met Jane, who showed us where they thought it would be an ideal area to plant and relax in the warming sun.


Due to there being a car park, they could not let natural grass grow so they have used Astro turf instead. They have a section of natural grass that is being left to grow longer though making it better for pollinators and other animals.


We suggested some suitable pollinator friendly flowers. Jane really liked the idea of growing edible plants like nasturtiums, strawberries and thornless black berries. We had some thoughts on what to grow on the trellis; here are just a few of our ideas - clematis, honeysuckle and jasmine.


They have recycled wooden picnic tables to sit on during the day. Some people like to have meetings outside on the benches and others like to just sit there with a coffee and read an exciting book. It’s a lovely use of the space. The atmosphere is very welcoming and calming, a place to just sit and think about life, finish work and have a break.


Jane was really kind and provided an amazing tour around their garden area. We really enjoyed our time at Pfizer and are excited about being involved in the future plans.


By Catie and Olivia (Y4)



We have visited Pfizer again this term to make some planting suggestions for early nectar sources.


We began by improving our school grounds and are now working to take Pollinator Promise into the community. Our work is being shared this autumn with schools across the UK.



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