During the last weeks of the summer term the Areti Trust has been funding visits to Leighton Moss for over 300 primary school pupils. It has been a pleasure to enable children to get out into the natural world again after the straitjacket of the last 18 months.
The Areti Trust is funding more class visits to Leighton Moss for Willow Lane Primary School and Mossgate Primary School.
The Areti Trust has made last-minute grants to help pupils from St Patrick’s Primary in Heysham and St Joseph’s Primary in Lancaster visit Leighton Moss nature reserve for the day.
The Areti Trust made a grant last week to enable children from Skerton St Luke’s CE Primary School to visit Leighton Moss nature reserve in May.
Forty-five pupils from Morecambe Bay CP School visited RSPB Leighton Moss yesterday to find out about birds and insects and to try out pond-dipping. It was impressive that they already knew about predators and camouflage. Everyone seemed to enjoy it – not least the adults.
Children from Skerton St Luke’s CE and West End primary schools were the first groups to visit the RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss. Thirty reception class pupils from St Luke’s and 53 year 3 and 4 pupils from West End visited at the beginning of this week to try out pond dipping and other activities.
The Areti Trust is funding two more schools to visit RSPB Leighton Moss bird reserve next term – St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Westgate Primary School.
The Areti Trust is pleased to report that Sandylands Community Primary School will be visiting Leighton Moss RSPB bird reserve in the summer term.
The primary aim of the Areti Trust is to put disadvantaged children and young people in touch with the natural world. At the start of this year it wrote to selected local primary schools offering to fund visits to the RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss, and it is delighted to have received its first application from Morecambe Bay Primary School.