Youngsters will reap rewards of new £7,000 nature trail

cutting the ribbon to open the wildlife garden Head teacher'with
cutting the ribbon to open the wildlife garden Head teacher'with
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A £7,000 nature trail was officially opened on Saturday (May 21).

The former dumping ground was transformed into a place of natural beauty with a story-time area and a bog garden thanks to Big Lottery funding.

The area, leased from the Gilbert estate, will be used by pupils from Pashley Down Infant School and nearby residents.

Head teacher Jennifer Cruse and landowner Charlie Davies-Gilbert were on hand to open the green space.

Part-time teaching assistant Rachel Hutchinson oversaw the month-long project which saw the former fly-tipping zone turned into a nature trail.

Head teacher Jennifer Cruse said, “The wood is an active learning environment where story time will come alive in the outdoor literacy area, which is sheltered by a living willow, while the study of insects will make science more accessible and enjoyable for young children.”