WellesleyWellesley Hampshire

Pupils and parents from Talavera Infant and Junior Schools in Aldershot took part in an exciting Scavenger Hunt in the Wellesley Woodlands last month.

Organised in partnership with Grainger plc, The Land Trust, The Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership and the schools - the event saw 160 children and parents searching for a variety of woodland treasures as they toured the one-mile route through the woodlands.

The event started straight after school at Wellesley Bottom and took families past the Wellington Statue, asked questions about the former Firing Walls, encouraged the students to collect leaves from certain trees, take bark rubbings and think about the wildlife living in the woodland habitat.

In the weeks leading up to the event, the classes within the schools decorated wooden blocks with what they felt depicted the ‘Aldershot community’. On the day these were placed at the bottom of the Wellesley Community Tree in the woodlands, allowing the children to see their work and show their parents.

Anne Wilson, Headteacher at Talavera Infant School in Aldershot, said: “We had a fantastic afternoon taking part in the scavenger hunt. The children were very excited to take part and really enjoyed searching for different things in the woodlands. Since the event a number of families have been back to explore the area further.”

This is just one of a number of school events planned in the Wellesley Woodlands. For more information about the woodlands, please visit www.wellesleywoodlands.co.uk

Part of the wide Wellesley development, the Wellesley Woodlands is an area of over 110 hectares of green space in Aldershot.  The woodlands are managed in partnership by Grainger, the Land Trust and the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership.