Forest school gets a helping hand from college students

Thrussington Primary School's Forest School 'PHOTO: Supplied
Thrussington Primary School's Forest School 'PHOTO: Supplied
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For the second time Brooksby Melton College countryside management students and tutors have lent a hand to Thrussington Primary School to help them with their forest school garden area.

This year the college made woven hurdles and conducted a number of conservation activities for the children including an exciting game chase designed to teach youngsters about the germination of seeds, as well as pond-dipping and mini-beast hunting.

Brooksby Melton College tutor Dominic Bowyer said: “This is a great project for my students to get involved in, as when they graduate this summer and go into jobs such as park rangers, these are the sort of sessions they will be running all the time.

“Forest schools are a fantastic way to introduce young children to the importance of conservation, and it’s great to see so many getting excited by the local wildlife, rather than being scared of it.”