Castle Park Primary School

Totally Clued Up

Wales & West

48 Pupils Involved
  • Regional Winner 2011
  • UK Champion 2011
  • Regional Champion 2011


Castle Park Primary School, Caldicot – produced an immense volume of work on the endangered rainforest and wildlife of Madagascar, which included raising over £1,000 for a charity providing environmental education to Malagasy children living in the rainforest, a set of TV reports filmed in a real TV studio, a beautiful folder of research work, a stunning patchwork Malagasy flag, which incorporates collages of Malagasy animal species and a set of ‘habitat boxes’ – shoe boxes which have their own built-in lighting, which illuminates dioramas of different Malagasy habitats that the children have created. But the children didn’t want to stop at simply learning about the wildlife, they wanted to help preserve it too!

Having won some prize money at last year’s Total Green School Awards they put it to good use, with both year 6 classes given £150 and the task of choosing where to spend it!  This resulted in them adopting a hawksbill marine turtle and a Billy, a ring-tailed lemur, as well as them making donations to other worthwhile causes.