The RSPB recently published a report that detailed the lack of connection between children and the natural world. This is something that I am very keen to help to tackle in the project and Class One at Stanton Harcourt CE Primary School were my first official school visiors to Rushy Common Nature Reserve and Tar Lakes. Their topic for this term is 'Nature Detectives' and they readily set to, exploring and finding a wide range of wildlife
Their work in school afterwards clearly shows how much they got out of the morning and hopefully they will be taking their families back to Tar Lakes for another visit. They didn't seem to mind the rain and were as full of questions at the end as they were at the beginning. I hope that this will be the first of many visits from local schools here.