Canklow Rainbow Kids Club and Wildlife Trust

By Rob Gooding, Community Organiser

Canklow Rainbow Kids Club have started a project with the wildlife trust with the first session starting on 26th February 2020. The aims of the project is to teach the children about conservation, wildlife and how to better use the green spaces around them this will be supported by a focus group made up of local residents, groups and partner stakeholders including the local school and Friends of Boston Castle. The aims of the focus group will be to improve and maintain the woodland and park area between Canklow and Boston Castle as well as increasing the usage of the woodland.

This will be achieved through steering meetings involving all the partners of the project. The first session with the children was a success despite the weather, 6 of the older children attended. It was held on Canklow playing fields to provide shelter if the rain started again but future sessions will involve bug hunting and bush crafts in the woods where the children will be implementing a buddy system where the older children do sessions and learn the skills to teach to the younger children in the following sessions.

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