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Students were overflowing with ideas at Bishop Fox’s School!

Students were overflowing with ideas at Bishop Fox’s School!

In recent weeks, our SPONGE team has taken the fight against flooding to Bishop Fox’s School in Taunton. After an assembly on how we can use sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in our towns and cities, year 8 pupils set to work designing raingarden planters that will...
Valuing Nature Conference

Valuing Nature Conference

 This week we’ve been at the Valuing Nature Conference in Cardiff, presenting a poster about the work we’ve been doing through SPONGE2020.  The Valuing Nature Programme is a 5 year research programme which aims to improve understanding of the value of...
Co-designing SuDS with the pupils of Lyngford Park Primary

Co-designing SuDS with the pupils of Lyngford Park Primary

Last week we held the first of our 5W co-design days – this one with 3 classes of year 3s and 4s and their parents at Lyngford Park Primary School. Each session kicked off with a demonstration of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) as a recap from the last...
Lots of ideas for Longrun Meadow

Lots of ideas for Longrun Meadow

We’ve been working with the Friends of Longrun Meadow to visit the site and discuss ideas for a ‘sponge-y’ project. Longrun Meadow is a green space lose to the centre of Taunton. The Friends of Longrun Meadow help run community activities and manage...