Budding eco-warriors needed for Bloxwich wildlife project!
Junior eco-warriors from Lower Farm and Abbey schools join organisers and teachers in exploring the new conservation area, undaunted by the rain! (Pictures: Stuart Williams)
Dateline: 12 Feb 2010
Adventurous youngsters and their parents are being invited to volunteer for a fun family learning day taking place in a Bloxwich park later this month. Budding eco-warriors will have the chance to discover local plants and wildlife and enjoy bulb planting, bird watching, and bug hunting.
The Friends of Bloxwich Parks group, with the support of
The Big Lottery Fund has financed the project to the tune of £9,000, and
The next family learning day is on Friday 19 February from 11am to 2pm. Projects in progress include a nature meadow, puddle clay pond and wildlife area. Future projects include a picnic/study area and storytelling section.
Sydney Gorman, chairman of the friends group, said: "These are exciting and ambitious projects which are just what the park and the people of Bloxwich need. Several schools already use the nature reserve as part of ongoing work to encourage them to find out more about the great outdoors and the wildlife which inhabits the borough's parks and open spaces.”
Youngsters from Lower Farm Primary School ready for adventure
Stuart Baker is headteacher of
Mr Baker said: "This will be a brilliant chance for the children at
Abbey School students, keen to study the local wildlife
For more information on the friends group call