Pupils from St Mary’s School Ascot volunteered for conservation work on a Saturday morning in November.
Groundwork South Trust Limited regularly calls upon conservation volunteers who are willing to create and improve green spaces for the community.
No knowledge or prior experience of practical conservation work was needed, just a healthy portion of enthusiasm and comfortable clothing.
Pupils were briefly trained in the use of basic hand tools such as loppers and bow saws. They then cleared a designated area of holly bush to allow more light through, which will help spring wildflowers to blossom and which will in return attract smaller mammals to the area.
Pupils also had a chance to help with the building and positioning of some bird houses which will provide sanctuary and shelter to the birds in the area over the coming winter months.