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Wildlife lessons for Oak Tree pupils

Posted onPosted on 12th Apr
Wildlife lessons for Oak Tree pupils

Ed Tripp, from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, delivered five nature sessions at Oak Tree Primary School, Mansfield, on helping young people understand why and how they could support local wildlife.

The sessions were funded by Mansfield District Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, which supports the trust’s Sherwood’s Historic Heathlands project.

The classroom sessions concentrated on nocturnal animals and the children disected owl pellets to find out what owls eat.

Six families worked together after school, using a hammer and nails, to put together nest boxes. The children took them home to put up in their gardens, to support spring nesting birds.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has also supported Berry Hill Primary School’s Eco Club building nest boxes for its school grounds and is delivering nature sessions at APTCOO and Mind as part of this project.

Ed said “It is great to help people find out more about the wildlife in their area and to develop their awareness and knowledge of what is on their doorstep.

“The Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity run by local people for the benefit of local wildlife and we need to let young people know what they can do to help our wildlife”