The Kent High Weald Partnership (KHWP) in partnership with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Dunorlan Park Head Gardener Tony Ewins and the Friends of Dunorlan Park have been working to improve the small top pond. Volunteers from the Park, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and KHWP all took part in constructing the pond dipping platforms, benches and tables. As well as improving the water quality and working on the island and the habitats around the waters edge.
All this work has made the pond area into a safe and fun resource for schools and local groups to enjoy. KHWP has created a pond dipping kit containing all the essentials needed for a session exploring the water world.
Any organised groups can book the kit, free of charge through Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Park’s Team on 01892 554031. All that we ask is that you return the kit in a clean, tidy and complete condition at the end of the day..
Please download theIt contains information about the park, a risk assessment and activities you can print out to do while at Dunorlan or save till you are back in the classroom.
Please be very careful when running a pond dipping event, be sure to follow the Health and safety advice. All pond dipping activities are carried out entirely at your own risk. All children should be closely supervised at all times. Maximum group size of 12 people. (in the fenced pond area)
Downloadable Health & Safety Notes The kit contains a throw rope and first aid kit.·
Full kit contents··
Laminated pond education pack containing pond dipping information and activities.
1 x Throw rope
2 x Hand gel
1 x 10 person first aid kit
6 x pond dipping nets
4 x spare heads
6 x large and small trays
6 x Giant magnifiers
6 x pond invertebrate guides and 8 spoons to carefully move creatures to smaller tray
12 x small pots
7 x main pond group id sheet for water quality index activity
2 x guides on dragonflies·
2x reptiles and amphibians
A box of china graph pencils, laminated tally sheets and eraser