Clevelands Preparatory School children get a lesson in the great outdoors
SQUIRRELS, birds and even deer could soon be venturing into school woodland thanks to the handiwork of green-fingered children.
A group of 20 youngsters aged between two and 14 met at Clevelands Preparatory School in Chorley New Road to learn some outdoor crafts with the help of their parents and school staff.
They planted daffodil bulbs and acorns and moved soil and compost in the school’s grounds to make the woodland more attractive to wildlife.
The youngsters even came face to face with minibeasts and were challenged to hold woodlice for as long as possible.
After all their hard work, they had a well-earned break, tucking into food cooked on a campfire and enjoying wheelbarrow rides.
Leading the session were volunteers from Bolton Conservation Volunteers (BCV), whose chairman Rick Parker said: “It was a really enjoyable afternoon and so nice to see so many children taking part. They were really enthusiastic during the workshops we laid on and we found it a really useful outing.”
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