The SuDS for Schools project is working with ten schools in the Pymmes Brook catchment in North London to design and build Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in the school grounds. The SuDS include rain gardens, swales and ponds. SuDS come in all shapes and sizes – they absorb, slow and filter the large amounts of polluted water that runs off hard surfaces (roofs, roads and pavements) when it rains. In cities and towns areas of marsh, rivers, streams and other wetland habitats have been damaged or lost altogether. SuDS help bring back the biodiversity, flood prevention and water filtering abilities of wetlands.
The SuDS installed at the ten project schools provide new opportunities for learning outside the classroom and act as demonstration sites for the local community.
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Click here for more information about the ten project schools.Image at right courtesy of Robert Bray Associates