Three primary schools were crowned Birmingham’s wildest schools at the Wildlife Trust’s EcoPark in Small Heath at a special event late last year to celebrate learning about nature.
TV personality, naturalist and ambassador for the Wildlife Trusts’ Forest Schools project, Nick Baker, presented the awards to the three schools and also spent time exploring the wildlife of this urban oasis with the children, as they saw everything from sparrow hawks to spiders. He said:
“I’m not sure who enjoyed today more; me or the children! Sharing these kinds of experiences, where a child sees a woodlouse through a microscope for the first time, is what life’s all about and I feel privileged to be able to do that through my role with The Wildlife Trust. EcoPark is a fabulous place and I hope that many more schools in Birmingham will bring their pupils here next year.”