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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 be installed around the front of the main school building. During rainstorms, these raingardens will ‘slow the flow’ to reduce pressure on Taunton’s drainage system.

The students at Bishop Fox’s were a SPONGE for SuDS, and overflowing with great ideas. We can’t wait to install the new planters later this year!

The project is delivered by Westcountry Rivers Trust, working with Somerset County Council, and funded by Interreg 2 Seas (and the European Regional Development Fund) and People’s Local Trust.