Over 700 primary school children joined the ‘Whopper Welly Walk’ organised by the High Weald AONB Partnership during the Sussex Walking Festival 27 September to 4 October and the 1066 Walking Festival 3 to 9 October.
Seven schools (Ashdown, Broad Oak, Rotherfield, Guestling, Ticehurst & Flimwell, Dallington and Wadhurst) took children out on their school Welly Walk during the festival dates.
Welly Walks are short, circular walks from the school gate which have been developed by the High Weald’s Education Officer working with schools across the area. They are used by schools for outdoor learning; getting children active in exploring the history, geography and wildlife of the medieval landscape on their doorstep.
During the Whopper Welly Walk school children used a High Weald I-Spy guide to spot some of the area’s unique features, such as steep-sided streams and sandrock outcrops, and looked out for seasonal changes.
All the children were awarded a High Weald bookmark at the end of their walk and schools received a Whopper Welly Walk completion certificate.
There are 53 school Welly Walks in the High Weald, further information at www.highweald.org/learn-about/education/wellywalks.html
1.Guestling Bradshaw CEP pupils on their school Welly Walk
2.Wadhurst CEP pupils on their school Welly Walk
3.Broad Oak Community Primary School pupils on their school Welly Walk
More about the High Weald Partnership's primary school education programme