A Wolverhampton school goes wild

Thursday 4th August 2016

Pupils from a Wolverhampton school have had an exciting opportunity to explore their local woodland through activities run by The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country.

Children from Villiers Primary School have been visiting Peascroft Wood to find out about wildlife and their local environment through fun sessions, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). They have enjoyed minibeast hunts, creating wild art, building dens and using their imagination to make miniature homes for magical residents of the wood.

Alison Wilkes, Reserve Officer for Peascroft Wood, said: “It has been great to work in partnership with Villiers Primary School to bring their pupils out into the woods. The children were lovely to work with and created some wonderful artwork and miniature buildings, and the stories to go with them! These sessions have shown how Peascroft Wood can be a really inspiring place for local schoolchildren.”

Peter Booth, Assistant Head Teacher of Villiers Primary, said: "Our children have been able to go into the woods to extend their science, art, design and technology, and writing skills. Peascroft is a great local resource and we are looking forward to working with Alison on future projects."

This HLF-supported project will continue running throughout 2016 and future activities will include conservation volunteer days, guided walks and school holiday family events. Throughout this summer holiday, we are running Wild in the Woods family fun days at Peascroft Wood on Wednesdays - 27 July and 3, 10, 17 and 24 August, from 11am to 1pm. All ages and abilities are welcome, though children must be accompanied by an adult. To find out more please visit our What's On section.