These pictures are of our latest and last of this years activities with Georgeham School.
The 20 or so wreaths were made by year groups 1 and 2 and were put on display on the end of the pews as part of the Christmas servicies at Georgeham Church.
As part of our what was once called “Guardianship School links”, we either go into the school or get the school out and about in the great outdoors. This year we have met up with the School 5 times and provided them with some really diverse experiences that have included several trips to Arlington Court where they learnt about woodlands and had pizza and wild play at the Hideaway and also studied Natural Art and did some den building. Some year groups went walling up on Woolacombe down and some went and did a mega litter pick and played games on Woolacombe beach with the Georgaham’s affiliated School in Bristol-Eastern.
Executive Christmas Sprit Spreading Ranger
Here at Brownsham we care for the largest area of Culm Grassland owned by the National Trust. Culm Grasslands are wet, acidic, grazing pastures which have developed over the geological formations of sandstones and shales known as Culm Measures.
With the weather having been dry the last couple of weeks and crisp mornings the ground was dry enough to get our tractor in to cut some of the willow and soft rush re-growth. We also tackled some of the gorse re-growth with the help of Rob Joules (General Manager). The Culm meadows are looking really good especially with the introduction of Highland Cattle this year from our new tenant at Lower Brownsham Farm.
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Seasonal Ranger – Torridge
On Sunday 30th November, Justin and I attended this year’s fayre held at Woolsery School. With Christmas music playing in the background we got in the festive spirit. We made willow Christmas trees and stars, and of course decorated with lots of glitter and glue. We also had badge making on offer which proved a popular choice!
Seasonal Ranger – Torridge
This terms weather has allowed us to have some amazing Ranger club activities that have included den building, wild cooking- pancake making, wood carving, bows and arrows, tree climbing and hide and seek in the sand dunes of Woolacombe Warren.
The School children are almost Harry Potterized entering into an exciting adventurous world of a Junior Ranger. Though all the once weekly activities are supervised, the children are encouraged to have fun and let off steam after a long day at school, but occasionally Ranger Josh, who set up the club with Woolacombe School with the help of me and Ranger Rob, have to rain in excitement which believe me is tricky when you have groups of between 6 and 16 of 8 years of age.
Executive Deputy Ranger Club Captain.