A Conservation Day at Middleton Woods
24th May 2016
Volunteers from Get Out More, Nell Bank and other local groups worked alongside Bradford Council to help mend a footpath in this much-loved woodland last week.
We coordinated a Middleton Woods conservation day supporting Bradford Council on Friday 20th May. The enthusiastic team of volunteers comprised our staff, Nell Bank outdoor education centre and parents of children who attend forest schools at All Saints Pre-School Playgroup and with Get Out More.
Work involved building steps down a slippery, eroded section of footpath, to improve access from Curly Hill and everyone gained something from the experience. Colin Whitfield, the Council’s Assistant Tree & Woodland Manager who led the repairs said “Bradford Council are delighted to work with Get Out More, Nell Bank and other volunteers.” Participant Dave Woolloff commented that the experience was “great fun and we’ve achieved something as well!” whilst Ally Foster, Outdoor Learning Tutor at Nell Bank, remarked that “it’s a great resource on our doorstep and hopefully this work means more people can enjoy it all year round.”
Our Managing Director Annie Berrington said “We love coming to Middleton Woods with our forest schools so it’s great put something back as well as meet Nell Bank staff and other users of the woodland. The children coming to forest school at half term will notice the difference.” The conservation work forms an essential part of Get Out More’s commitment to invest its profits into communities in which the social enterprise works.
A second conservation day is likely to take place in early June, so if you’d like further details please contact Annie Berrington on 07974 935105 or [email protected]. For information on how to book your child onto a forest school session go to http://www.getoutmorecic.co.uk/events/ and for information about visits to Nell Bank please visit http://www.nellbank.com/.