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Sandy Bears Nursery, Tattenhall & Ysgol Pennyford Primary School, Flintshire

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Tattenhall Wildlife Group (TWiG) Volunteers are still busy fulfilling orders for their coppiced hazels.

Youngsters at the Sandy Bears Nursery right here on the High Street in Tattenhall and pupils at the Ysgol Pennyford Primary School, in Flintshire, are the latest groups to take delivery of hazels (to order) from Jubilee Wood.

  • Gemma Jones, Nursery Practitioner and Forest School Leader from the Sandy Bears Nursery (pictured right), braved the weather and the mud, to collect bundles of the coppiced hazels for youngsters attending our local nursery. The Sandy Bears children will be using the hazels in the creation of musical instruments and for star making amongst other things.
  • Gemma said 'At Sandy Bears we are extremely lucky to have a beautiful natural area on our doorstep and to be involved in community activities. The hazel will be a fantastic addition to our Mathematics area for exploring size, quantities, shapes and counting. Children have amazing imaginations and they won't see just a stick .... to a child a stick is a wand, a sword, a horse, a fishing rod, our favourite is a poohstick! I look forward to seeing how the hazel will inspire their creativity'.
  • Similarly, 120 x 4ft, 6ft and 8ft lengths have been delivered to the Pennyford School in Flintshire to assist their pupils in den building and team working exercises. See image of stacked hazel poles.

Both organisations promote the use of natural resources and natural surroundings, providing youngsters with the chance to explore real life objects and develop an interest in their natural world.

Our thanks to Tattenhall businessman, Paul Hellmers of PJH Outdoor Solutions, who not only coppiced the entire area of hazels in Jubilee Wood but who also kindly delivered the hazel poles to Flintshire. Collaborative working at its very best.

TWiG continues to work in this area and asks members of the public to please avoid moving any of the hazel poles which are being sorted by length and which have currently been cut to order. They also remind everyone that the area in and around the coppiced sections, is extremely slippery and muddy so please be very careful.

To read more about TWiG's management and conservation work at Jubilee Wood CLICK HERE.

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