Pupils kick off woodland project

Mildenhall Woods, Milodenhall'Workshops, den building and an art session will be taking place for the pupils from Beck Row and Lakenheath Primary Schools who will be attending the Eastfeast Woodland Day.''Pictured;
Mildenhall Woods, Milodenhall'Workshops, den building and an art session will be taking place for the pupils from Beck Row and Lakenheath Primary Schools who will be attending the Eastfeast Woodland Day.''Pictured;

MILDENHALL Woods was buzzing with an excited species on Tuesday as pupils from two schools made friends with nature and each other.

The Eastfeast Woodland Day saw children from Beck Row and Lakenheath primary schools taking part in activities designed to get them working with the environment.

The aims of the project are for pupils to work with professional gardeners, artists and teachers on a school allotment throughout the year. Working together, the two schools will then enjoy a community feast at the end of the year.

Students took part in den building, a summer walk and an art session on the day.

Emma Vincent, headteacher at Lakenheath Primary School, said the children thought the day was ‘fantastic’.

“The children interacted really well and it was good to see them making the use of the woods as they are a fantastic resource.

“There was a bit of healthy competition when the den building started, but everyone got on really well,” she said.

The Eastfeast project will carry on throughout the year with the aim of increasing parental engagement, environmental awareness and an increased understanding of where food comes from.