The Inside Story
List where they are found and their purpose. Try to discover who planted them and draw some conclusions about planting in the local area.
* Use a digital camera to take photographs of hedges found in the local neighbourhood. Frame different sections of the hedge using a viewfinder and accurately draw what you observe. Show how the different sections vary.
* Study the top, middle and lower sections of a hedge. Examine what is found under the hedge. Record what you find, carefully identifying the mini-beasts and their habitat.
* Write a letter to a local newspaper complaining about the continuing removal of hedges and hedgerows. Ensure the letter identifies their positive contribution.
* Visit a local garden centre to study which species of plantstrees make good hedges. Purchase some specimens and plant a school hedge. Tend the new plants and record the growth patterns as the plants mature and the hedge develops.