The Trust has awarded £750 to Litfest for 20 local secondary school students to visit Leighton Moss in March in the company of ornithologist and author, Tim Birkhead, during Litfest 2023.
- Between June 2021 and March 2022, 875 schoolchildren from 12 local primary schools visited RSPB Leighton Moss, class by class, enjoying a day of discovering and learning about birds, minibeasts and what lurks beneath the surface of ponds. The Areti Trust is grateful to the Learning Team at Leighton Moss for connecting children with nature again after lockdown with such enthusiasm and heart.
- Junior members of the Lancaster Boys’ and Girls’ Club had outdoor day visits during half term. As is the tradition, it did rain, but that didn’t stop the enjoyment.
- The Areti Trust recently awarded £2,750 to Skerton Community Association for 50 young people to go on a summer residential trip to an outdoor activity centre for a week.
There is an interesting online article on the Leighton Moss blog about starling murmurations and the work of the Learning Officer, Carol, on connecting children with nature.
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.