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Displaying Our Award Winning Garden with Teacherboards

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Last Summer (2017) Charlie (who is now 11) won Highly Commended in the Dorset Wildlife Trust Wildlife Friendly Gardens competition for Small Gardens. As he was the youngest person to enter he received a lot of press attention locally. 

He worked really hard and has been working even harder ever since he's eyes firmly set on winning. This year he dug out an actual pond, which he filled with the newts, frogs and tadpoles from the washing up bowl he was rewarded with sightings of dragonflies hovering over hos new pond. He also built a bird house at Scouts and after we had a visitor living in the garden he helped Daddy Moo construct a hedgehog house too.bird box

The children had also been completing the Bronze, Silver and Gold RSPB Challenges and I was beginning to collect quite a few certificates, awards and flyers.  It seemed such a shame to have them hidden away in a file so I reached out to my good friends at Teacherboards who sent the children an outdoor lockable magnetic boards.  There was much excitement so much so that when we went to Corfu the children insisted on buying a magnet with build in temperature gauge so they could see/record the garden temperature.

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I love that as it's magnetic you don't end up with lots of pin holes or blue tac everywhere.  We did raid the house for magnets though as we were getting the board ready for the 2018 Dorset Wildlife Trust Wildlife Friendly Garden Judges. But I noticed that Sundeala LTD sells magnetic tape which might be worth looking at.teacherboard magentic outside

In portrait mode you can fit 9 A4 sheets easily in we have ours landscape as we had the perfect piece of wall jutting out as our neighbours have a conservatory. I love in the summer too how the weeping willow falls around it making it feel like the whiteboard is part of the garden and at one with nature.  The children wanted to use their 30 Days Wild Planner as the base and add more certificates, magnets, flyers and anything remotely wildlife friendly.  I absolutely love it! I love the sense of accomplishment and pride reading the certificates invokes. We also have lots of photographs of our coal tit chicks and frogs which Charlie is keen to turn into magnets and who can blame him. coal tit chick

For home office and educational white boards, planners and do check out TeacherBoards and their sister site Sundeala. 

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