On Friday 5th May work began on building the first eco-dome, outdoor classroom, at The Marches School as part of a conservation project, much to the students delight.

The Eden Project-style eco-domes funded by the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ initiative and sponsored by Tesni Homes, Woodhead Oswestry Sales and Lettings, Carbon Zero and Gemma’s Premier convenience store has begun to take shape in the grounds of the school.

The project is seeing a disused piece of land on the school grounds converted into a landscaped area occupied by 3 dome shaped classrooms to enhance the students’ learning and understanding of conservation, the environment and wildlife habitats.

To complete the project with the additional two eco-domes further funding is required. Students working on the eco-dome conservation project met with the Oswestry Lions last week to deliver their vision for the project. Oswestry Lions are kindly offering their support for the next phase.

Miss Richards, teacher and leader of the Eco-Committee, at The Marches School, commented ‘It’s great to see that the Eco-Committee’s hard work and fundraising efforts are starting to take shape. We visited the eco-dome site this week to take the opportunity to see what we have been working towards, they were all excited to explore the development and get planning for the future.’