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Children from Becket Primary School have been busy creating a nature trail near their school in Worle.

Big Worle is a £1 million 10 year project funded by the National Lottery and aims to bring local people into the heart of making their area a better place to live.

Local residents have formed a Partnership called Big Worle and, after extensive consultation, drew up a plan on how to spend the money. There are many different aspects to this project and Avon Wildlife Trust have been asked to deliver a small (but very exciting) part - we are working with Becket Primary to do something very special along the green lanes of Worle – create a nature trail.

The children of Becket Primary have been busy since the start of school in September 2016 being nature detectives, improving habitats, building bird and bat boxes and planting wildflowers. In spring, we will have an official launch and invite everyone from the community to come along and celebrate what the class and community have achieved. By then the bulbs planted in October should be putting on a show and all the wildlife will be springing into life after their winter slumber. We will also have booklets to give out to everyone which describe the route, what can be found along it and how people can make small improvements for wildlife at home. Each double page spread will incude pieces of work created by the children from year 5. 

On 17th March 2017 we will be enjoying a dawn chorus run by naturalist Ed Drewitt. We will start at the school bright and early and finish there with breakfast before school starts. It will be fantastic to find out what we can see and hear as we walk the nature trail route.

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  • Children measuring pallets to create a bug hotel
  • Children enjoying their den at Folly Farm
  • Children planting wild flowers in Worle
  • Pond dipping at Folly Farm
  • Boy with a conker at Folly Farm
  • Children creating mini-beast rooms for the mini-beast hotel