Primary school children from Selby enjoyed the chance to get close to nature on visits to a local nature reserve, thanks to funding from their local Community Engagement Forum.
Around 90 pupils from Selby Community Primary School enjoyed visiting Three Hagges Woodmeadow after the Central CEF provided £520 to pay for transport costs for their visits.
The project provided key stage 1 and 2 pupils the opportunity to understand and interact with the natural world in a safe and enclosed wild space.
Rosalind Forbes Adam, Project Leader of Woodmeadow Trust, commented, “This project was part of our outdoor education programme - we feel strongly that inner-Selby schools need to have the chance to benefit from the interacting with nature here. These pupils enjoyed learning outside the classroom about habitats, tree identification, seed dispersal and food chains at the woodmeadow.”
Chair of the Central area CEF, Cllr Ian Chilvers, added, “One of the CEF’s overall aims is to encourage positive attitudes towards the environment so this project was a perfect fit. We were delighted so many local school children had this opportunity to come down to this wonderful wildlife reserve.”