The Gaywood Valley Sustainable Urban Fringes (SURF) project
The Gaywood Valley SURF project seeks to unlock the potential of the River Gaywood valley to the east of King's Lynn in Norfolk as a natural environmental amenity. This will be achieved by improving access to green open spaces and linking the town centre and new development areas to the countryside around King's Lynn delivering benefits for the health, well being and economy of the local community in the urban fringes of the town. The project will bring opportunities for: social cohesion; environmental education; training and volunteering; the local economy; leisure and recreation. Further benefits will be achieved through the management of wildlife habitats associated with the River Gaywood and will include improved flood-risk management and opportunities for wildlife through habitat creation and enhancement. Through an integrated approach to the management of land, water and living resources – an ecosystems services approach – the project will leave a sustainable legacy for the people of King's Lynn.
The Year 7 Students of Kings Lynn Academy have, as part of Klic, the opportunity to engage with the SURF project through:
Trips in to the Gaywood River Valley to discover, explore and interact with areas from the School Grounds to near the Springs of the Gaywood River Learning Natural History through exploration, Media and ICT Science - Water Flow, Traditional Drainage, Sustainable Urban Drainage and the Water Cycle Geography and Map Symbols English - Reporting on activities and Creative Writing.
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