What an amazing achievement from our students who took part in the DofE Hednesford Hills Forestry Visit. The organiser was so impressed by their amazing effort and enthusiasm, they contacted the press to share and celebrate the visit.
'Deluge of enthusiasm by Kingsmead students on Hednesford Hills'
Students from Kingsmead School took part in a project today in torrential rain, they were an absolute inspiration.
David Knowles from the Forest of Mercia CIC who delivered the project explained "Hednesford Hills is a site of National importance, we have less heathland than the Amazon Rainforest, we need to recognise its value and look after it."
The Friends of Hednesford Park gained funding from Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to pay for the project to involve students from Kingsmead School to find out about key facts, learn life skills in a fun activity using recycled timber from the site, and then spent the afternoon removing invasive species from the SSSi site.
Andy Williams, Committee Member from The Friends commented
"The young people were a credit to our community, they were so enthusiastic in awful weather conditions."
Kingsmead are offering the Duke of Edinburgh scheme to their students, the volunteering they did today will count towards their awards and help secure the future of the natural treasure we have on our doorstep.