The Dee Catchment Partnership and Aberdeen City Council have been working with Fernielea Primary school in Aberdeen through the BEGIN project to try and combat historic flooding issues, whilst creating a special pilot Sustainable Drainage Systems SuDS project. The school is built on a natural dip and the surrounding hard tarmac areas, results in surface water flooding the school in storm events. We hope to create a innovative design, which will reduce the risk of flooding, increase opportunities for outdoor learning and provide a haven for local wildlife.
Aberdeen City Council Flood Engineers, initially approached the school with the idea to create a pilot SuDS scheme. After a few visits to the school and discussions with the supportive head teacher, the following activities have taken place:
STEM Training put to use in a flood showcase week
Community Consultation with the parents