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Thursday, 4 June 2015
Working together to connect children to nature
Over the past few weeks we have been working with the Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Shropshire Hills AONB to deliver the John Muir Award to three local primary schools; Rushbury, Cockshutt and Lawley. To gain the award the children have to discover a wild place, they must explore it, conserve it and share their experiences with others. The Shropshire Wildlife Trust delivers the award primarily and this month with our support all three schools came to Wenlock Edge to undertake a number of activities.
Rushbury School undertook the first ever small mammal survey near Presthope, created insect habitats, completed a bird survey from the bird hide and learnt to identify different tree species. Cockshutt school also did a small mammal survey and then looked for fossils at Smokey hole and Lawley did a wild flower survey, insect survey and nettle bashing. We understand how important it is to inspire the next generation and to help them reconnect with nature. We are really happy that we could work in partnership with the Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Shropshire Hills AONB to do so.