A place to enjoy, A place to protect, A place to be proud of
Youth and Schools Many young people use and affect the land. By involving them in decision making and practical work, and engaging them with the vision, it is hoped they will develop their own skills, and interest in protecting the development of the land.
Steyning Grammar School´s Downland Taskforce Working hard to change the face of local landscape!This winter year each year 7 form group will spend a day out on the downs as the school's Downland Taskforce. They will be focussing on the pathways and bridleways, and some other areas. Using loppers and bow saws they will be clearing overgrowth and putting down chippings to make the ways more passable once again. The Rifle Range scrub is becoming rather over grown, and the school students will also be tackling this. The project offers the opportunity for young people to learn a little about the local countryside and nature conservation. It is good physical exercise and encourages teamwork and social skills. They also gain some simple bushcraft skills.
Sunday Conservation Group Led by Forest School staff, the last Sunday of each month sees a group of Steyning Grammar School students doing conservation work around the scheme. They continue the downland taskforce programme doing clearing, litter picking, making beetle banks, and, of course, stopping for a well earned hot chocolate cooked on the fire. This is open to any Steyning Grammar School students – the group meets at 9.30 at the school, and returns at 2.30. If you are interested in joining in, please contact Christine Humphreys on 07791 437790 or firstname.lastname@example.org