St Augustine's CEP School, Vicarage Lane, Scaynes Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7PB
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Wellington boots, bumble bee outfits and post-it notes were just some of the things required for one schools enthusiastic start to their High Weald Hero membership.
St Augustine’s C of E school participated in a variety of landscape workshops linked to their current topics. Children from every class furthered their understanding of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Workshops included: learning about their local habitats; understanding more about farming in the High Weald - both historically and in the modern day; taking part in an outdoor learning session in local woods; and putting on a meadows play for the whole school. The meadows play helped children to learn about this rare habitat and the importance of its traditional management.
Mid Sussex District Councillor, and High Weald Joint Advisory Committee member, Cllr Christopher Hersey, presented the school with their High Weald Hero plaque to acknowledge their role in the partnership. He encouraged them to keep up the good work and highlighted the importance of finding out about this precious local landscape.
All of the children worked very hard and can now use their knowledge as a basis for other High Weald Hero actions in the future.