As part of the GoaLCo (The Golborne and Lowton Cooperative) Learning Partnership, the pupils of Golborne High School have collected almost 2000 plastic bottles to make an eco-friendly greenhouse on school grounds. The pupils grow crops and seeds in the greenhouse which they plan to make into soup for school dinners and to serve to the local community.
The wetland project idea came from the greenhouse project when GoaLCo partners Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust (WLCT) suggested that an area of derelict wasteland at the back of the school could be made into a fantastic wetland area. Pupils and volunteers will have the opportunity to go to neighbouring ponds and woods to transfer some of the plants and pond life to the new area. Great crested newts are one of the protected species which the project intends to house.