In and Around Our School

'Storing the Storm'

Ringmer Primary and Nursery school are working with The Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust to install seven SuDS rain-planters in the school grounds.  Part of the 'Storing the Storm' project, the rain-planters will capture rainfall from the school roof, storing it temporarily to  slow its journey into the drainage system during periods of heavy rainfall. 


Ringmer has always been a 'wet spot' but as the climate changes we are likely to experience more frequent and intense summer rainfall and winter storms that create large volumes of surface water, which can surge through the drainage system, flooding gardens, homes and overwhelming the sewerage system, causing combined sewer overflows, polluting the River Ouse.


The school planters will play a small part in helping to manage flood risk locally whilst making the school greener and adding to biodiversity around the playground.


The project has been completed with funding and support from Lewes District Council, as part of its natural flood management  work on the River Ouse. This work reduces the risk of flooding, increases biodiversity, assists in improving water quality and helps make our district more climate resilient.


The Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust (OART) is a registered charity and a member of the national umbrella body known as The Rivers Trust. OART is dedicated to the environmental protection and enhancement of the Sussex River Ouse and the River Adur.

During February half term the planters have been installed. We will share pictures when they have been filled with flowers.

Art Installation 2020

Linking home and school

It was important to us to stay in touch with our children during lockdown and to make sure that they knew that we were all missing them and wondering what they had been getting up to (other than the home learning!) As a result we set up a weekly Children's Bulletin where we shared photos and stories that the parents and children had emailed us. Once school was fully reopened we wanted a way to mark the past few months when we had all been apart.  

We asked all children from Ringmer Primary and Nursery school to create a photo 'tile' or collage with their name in the middle surrounded by images that reflected lockdown and the time that most of them were unable to come to school. 

The front wall in the hall was painted in rainbow colours and around 200 photo stickers have been put up. Children and staff alike have enjoyed looking at all of the pictures, spotting themselves and their friends and what they got up to. It never fails to put a smile on the face of anyone who views it.