Some of our year 5 children went along to Titchfield Park and helped members of the Maun Conservation Group to build bird boxes for wildlife in the park. The project was part of the International Clean up Mansfield Project.
Snowdrop bulb planting
On Friday 11 November children from Sutton Road Primary School came to the Quarry Lane Nature Reserve to help members of the MCG to plant snowdrops on the new picnic site.
Thank you for all your hard work - we look forward to seeing the snowdrops in the spring.
Yorkshire Bank customers giving small change to make a Big Difference
A huge thank you from the MCG to Yorkshire Bank customers for donating their small change to good causes including the Maun Conservation Group.
Lorna, Treasurer and Sarah, Secretary went to the Mansfield Woodhouse branch of the Yorkshire Building Society to collect your £100 donation to our funds.
A beautiful sunny day for the opening ceremony of the Picnic Site, Quarry Lane, Mansfield. Thank you to all those people who have helped us to move this project forward. A path and steps have now been created with funding from The Veolia Environmental Trust to enable access to the picnic benches,
Six Year 3 children from Sutton Road Primary School had a picnic with The Mayor of Mansfield!
Three Year3/4 classes from The Flying High Academy visited the Quarry Lane Local Nature Reserve on 3rd, 4th and 6th May - they enjoyed picnics in the sunshine, pond dipping at The Scrape, River Maun studies and a nature walk.
Several members of the Maun Conservation Group worked with the children to introduce them to their local green space, its wildlife, habitat and wildflowers - the outdoor classroom is fun, especially in the sun!
Colin, Valerie and I went into school today for a special assembly to award prizes to the children who had won the flowerbed competition to design a flowerbed for Titchfield Park.
In the summer, some of the children will be able to visit the park and to work with the MCG and MDC to plant a flowerbed following Fae Hyatt's winning design.
The Mansfield Sea Cadets joined us on Easter Saturday to make bug hotels and to go pond dipping at The Scrape on the Quarry Lane Local Nature Reserve - some brilliant bug hotels made for everyone to take home and pond dipping was a great success too - they found pond snails, sticklebacks and water boatmen.
Thanks to the Sea Cadets too for helping to clear the path leading to the pond dipping area - fantastic work.
A group of children from the school planted six fruit trees in the grounds of the school last week with MCG members. The trees were funded by Notts County Council as part of the Greenwood Community Tree Planting Scheme.
Class 2JW from Sutton Road Primary visited the River Maun just before half-term. We were lucky to be invited by the Maun Conservation Group, who helped us to investigate lots of materials all around the river.