Park scoops yet another award thanks to pupils

Children from  St Michael's On Wyre CE Primary School helping out at  Rawcliffe Hall Country Club & Caravan Park which recently scooped yet another Gold Award from the David Bellamy Conservation project.
Children from St Michael's On Wyre CE Primary School helping out at Rawcliffe Hall Country Club & Caravan Park which recently scooped yet another Gold Award from the David Bellamy Conservation project.

A nature trail, designed and developed by schoolchildren, has helped an award winning business to scoop yet another accolade.

Rawcliffe Hall Country Club and Caravan Park was presented with a Special Distinction award from the David Bellamy Conservation Scheme.

The accolade was given for the development of a nature trail at the park at Wyreside, Out Rawcliffe, by students from ‘Eco School’ St Michael’s On Wyre CE Primary School.

The trail took several months to create with children researching all the different forms of wildlife that could be found on the park. They then developed a series of signs pointing out where visitors could find them, along with a fun quiz.

Kim Jenkinson, general manager at Rawcliffe Hall, said: “We have been working closely with local primary schools since 2004. By inviting children onto the park the valuable wildlife is shared for educational purposes in a safe and welcoming environment.

“The nature trail has proved extremely popular with our customers, families and guests who always look forward to the children’s visits and are always intrigued as to what they are doing next”

Pupils have helped other projects at the park including planting tree saplings, sewing wildflower seeds, makingbird and bat boxes and overseeing the siting of two bee hives by taking part in a Bumble Bee observation project.

Kim added: “As a business we feel it is important to educate our customers and guests on how to look after the environment and who better to do this than the children”

Rawcliffe Hall was presented with the Gold Award from the David Bellamy Conservation project in 2005.