January clean up

Date: 25th Jan 2019 @ 12:18pm

At our first outdoor session this term the team of Eco Warriors from Miss Bardsley's class did a really great job tidying the the school valley that borders Taunton Brook.

No one has been out to inspect this school nature reserve since mid December 2018 so it was pleasing to see that not too much has changed. The birds were singing to welcome what they hope will be an early spring and it was lovely to see some other signs of winter passing, notably the new snowdrops near the container that holds our tools.

The team were joined today by our adult helper Lee, who gave up his afternoon to help and share his considerable gardening skills and knowledge with the children. We took a variety of tools and equipment with us and started by litter picking next to the school gates. We moved to the bank were the valley meets Oldham Road and there was lots of rubbish to move from here where lazy people have just thrown their litter over the fence.  

As we walked the footpaths we cleared leaves from paths to make them safer under foot. We did note the wooden bridges and walkways needed to be used with particular care as they are very slippy.

At the far end of the waterside path we found a tree had died and fallen across the path. Mr Clark, along with lots of the team, used loppers and a saw to cut this back and make the path passable and safe.  

We returned to school along the path beside the school field spotting some daffodils pushing through. If you are out walking here please take care not to stand on any of the green shoots.   

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