Fernielea Primary

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:

Playground consultation with the pupils

STEM Training put to use in a flood showcase week

Community Consultation with the parents