September 2011

Local school children took their studies outside and planted wild flower seeds 

 

The children had a maths lesson in the sunshine measuring the plots and calculating how much seed was needed for each area. They then took turns distributing the seed and then armed with rakes gently moved them into the soil. The children had a great time and are very excited about returning in the Spring to see the result of their labour.

A fantastic morning was enjoyed by 16 pupils from Hollyfield School s/c and the Friends of Rectory Park group. The School has strong links with the friends group, and is a great way for children to have a hands on approach to improving and maintaining their local environment.

A bright sunny morning was ideal for the sowing of 15 different varieties of seed in areas that will hopefully next spring be abundant with wild flowers of all colours. The new allocated areas of meadow land will in turn encourage increased habitat for wildlife, and pleasure for all visitors to the Park.