Children learn how to charm

A worm charming contest at Alston Lane Primary School.  Pictured is Emma Filbin.

A worm charming contest at Alston Lane Primary School. Pictured is Emma Filbin.

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Pupils at Alston Lane Primary School in Longridge proved they’re not a squeamish bunch after charming 870 worms our of the school field in 20 minutes.

The task, part of a PTFA fundraising event, was the brain child of site supervisor and nature lover Andy Small.

There were 33 teams of charmers on the day, who were all provided with a two metre square patch of field, and allowed water and implements to hit the ground with.

 

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