DEVELOPMENT at a Bickley primary school has created a home for wildlife, as well as a new teaching area.

Pupils at St George's primary school, Tylney Road, returned from their summer break to find a new environmental garden with a large pond.

The garden was built by volunteers from Bromley Field Studies Centre using natural, recycled materials.

Classes will use the area for pond-dipping, science lessons, literacy hours and story time, and staff hope birds, frogs and toads will make a home there.

Headteacher Val Carrier said: “This is an opportunity to raise children's awareness of the world in which they live.

“We are grateful to everyone who made the project possible.”