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Youngsters on safari

Posted onPosted on 7th Aug

Pupils from three schools took part in wildlife safaris at Brierley Forest Park, Huthwaite.

Organised by the Greenwood Community Forest Team for the Brierley Forest Park Trust, the visits saw pupils from St Mary Magdalene Primary, and Healdswood Infant School, Sutton; and All Saints’ Infant School, Huthwaite; searching for ‘minibeasts’ around the park, including the pond, woodland and forestfloor.

Children also took part in activities based on the many habitats found at the park and made miniature dens for hedgehogs and mice.

Brierley Forest Park trustee Rob Allen said: “We are pleased that the Greenwood Team was able to provide activities linked to habitats and mini-beasts.

“The trust is committed to providing local children with opportunities to explore our wonderful park and learn more about the creatures that thrive there.”

Bethany Tomlinson, year one teacher at St Mary’s, said: “The visit linked perfectly to both our animals and plants topics in science.

“It really engaged the children in wanting to learn more and improved both their identification skills and team work.”

ABOVE: Healdswood Infants youngsters with minibeasts.

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