Community rallies to support a forest school at Rings End that was hit by vandals
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A forest school, which encourages young people to enjoy being in nature, has been overwhelmed with support offered by the community after vandals attacked it.
The mini outdoor activity area, at Rings End Nature Reserve in March, runs workshops for children to enjoy being in woodland and to “reconnect with nature.”
But during the Easter holidays somebody vandalised it, including breaking down willow fences and removing low-level bird feeders and instead putting them high up in trees where nobody can get to them.
Hayley Dolbear, forest school supervisor, which runs session once a week at the venue, said: “We set up the area as a forest school in October and started running mini workshops there for young people in February.
“It is really popular with the children and parents. It is a shame to see somebody ruin the hard work but as a positive we have had a lot of community support to help fix it.
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“More people want to get involved and come and help us rebuild it. If anybody reading wants to help they will be more than welcome. We are there every second Sunday from 9.30am to 12.30 so if you can help do turn up.”
Forest schools encourage young people to enjoy things like den building, fire making, tree climbing and to appreciate the importance of looking after and being in the great outdoors.
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• The volunteers will next be there on Sunday May 13. Meet at the car park notice board at Rings End park, PE15 OBE.