This is an archived press release
Wednesday 15 October 2014
Children from Wincle CofE Primary School are helping to protect the landscape of the Peak District National Park, as well as keeping Danebridge tidy as part of a national campaign.
The Key Stage 2 pupils joined national park ranger Martin Winder to plant trees at Danebridge to maintain the wooded setting of the river. The children helped build guards to protect the trees from agricultural animals and the red deer which frequent the area. They then planted oak trees grown from acorns collected by pupils at the school two years ago.
They also cleared litter from the area as part of the Keep Britain Tidy Group's Big Tidy Up.
This work is being carried out as part of the Dane Valley Woodland Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Peak District National Park Authority.
The project was set up in 2011 to encourage everyone in the local community to become involved in their local woodlands, which are of national importance because of the wealth of associated wildlife.
The school has also been involved in building nest boxes for pied wagtails and great tits and in developing an interpretation panel.