WOODHALL ESTATE

HERTFORDSHIRE

Countryside Learning

 

On the 9th and 10th of  June we held two days in Woodhall Park when we welcomed over 350 pupils from various local and inner city London schools to come for a day out in the countryside
 
This is one of the activities we undertake every year to encourage children to appreciate the outdoors and it is a good opportunity for us to demonstrate some of the activities involved in managing a country estate.  The Woodhall team provided learning stands, such as ecology, game keeping and farming, whilst the Countryside Learning team provided some really good practical activities such as forestry, tree planting and livestock.  There was also a bird of prey demonstration and all of the children’s favourite seemed to be Gary Richardson’s famous working dog Murphy.
 
When added together it was a fun and informative day for all.
 
By the look on the faces of teachers and pupils alike as they departed for home, a good day was had by all.