The Forest School will attract visits from local schools encouraging children to get outdoors to learn more about wildlife and connect with nature.
The project will improve the accessibility and learning resources at the reserve enabling a wide range of nature study activities to take place from exploring the reserve’s ancient woodland through to sweep netting in the wildlflower rich meadows to discover mini-beasts.
“Our initial focus is on enabling the site to be used by visiting school groups to encourage them to learn about their natural heritage through fun activities,” said Nick Rowles, People and Wildlife Officer at Cheshire Wildlife Trust. “Children learn by doing, and the activities that we will be able to run will enable them to get close to nature. My hope is that the children will then encourage their families to visit the site to show them what they have learnt.”