Useful information for Polli:Nation schools

This page has been set up for Schools who are taking part in the Polli:Nation project to enable quick access to documents that they may find useful during the course of the project. This page was updated in preparation for our Phase 2 schools in Sept 2017.

General information

Timeline for Pollination Schools

A diagram showing what you might expect at different stages of your Polli:Nation project.

Why Your School Grounds Matter

Get Everyone Involved

Monitoring and evaluation

For each quarter of the financial year the project manager will issue a short survey to your facilitators for you to complete with them. Stirling University are also evaluating the impact of the project with selected clusters.

Team Contact Details

Roles and responsibilities and what can you expect from your facilitator

Making a Cluster Successful

Finance FAQ

Health and safety

Terms and conditions

Activity ideas

Search our activities section or visit the button below

Tools to survey your school grounds

OPAL Polli:Nation survey

The OPAL survey designed especially for our Polli:Nation project to see what out school grounds can do for pollinators.

Find Your Survey Site Code

If you can’t remember the site code for your survey site, you can use our interactive map to find it.

School Grounds Audit Tool

A spreadsheet audit tool to look at the whole of your school grounds beyond  your Polli:Nation project.

Design and planning tools

Press and Photo Permissions

Press and media guidance

Photo permission

Photo permission forms to submit any photos that we might use.

press release 1 – project launch

This should be sent to your local press after your first meeting with your facilitator.

press release 2– your annual Polli:Nation OPAL survey

This can be used before you carry out your surveys.

press release 3 – celebrating your improvements

Most habitat changes should take place in the autumn and winter term. Work with your facilitator and senior managers to timetable the best time to celebrate what you are doing with in the local press. Take a look at the Ovingham Middle School example.

Optional press release 2 for volunteers 

If you know you are going to recruit community volunteers, please do use this press release instead of the press release 1 above.

2017 Art with a Message Competition

In 2017 we ran an art competition for schools taking part in the Polli:Nation  project. Art with a message is an important way to share what you are doing for pollinators for more inspiration from the this competition please visit  our competition page.

The Hive

Why not form a Hive (a keen group of young people to focus your Polli:Nation efforts. For a quick link to the Hive activity page click here

The Process of Change

The Learning Through Landscapes Planning Process

Learning through Landscapes planning cycle can help you during and beyond your project and should complement your school plans.

Groundnotes: Planning for change

A Learning through Landscapes Membership materials to support your planning.

Funding support

Advise on setting up a fundraising strategy.