Fifty seven school pupils have got close to nature on a ‘celebrating nature’ event, thanks to funding from Chorley Community Housing (CCH) Neighbourhood Fund.
The Friends of Healy Nab recieved an undisclosed sum from the fund, which allowed children from St James School to taking a walk in the countryside, and looking for plant samples and bugs.
Microscopes were bought for this and future events, and the children also enjoyed an afternoon tea on returning to school.
Samantha Hornsby, neighbourhood development officer at CCH said, “It’s really good to see the children taking part in activities like this which are a lot of fun and enable them to learn more about the countryside and nature.”
The friends of Healey Nab group work in partnership with local schools, scout groups and care providers to get involved in conservation activities such as balsam bashing and litter picking.
They also give presentations on wildlife and local history and are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.