AN AWARD-WINNING woodland was the venue for a school’s charity walk.
Pupils of Tarvin Primary School formed an orderly queue to trek through the village’s woodland and raise money for Sport Relief.
Tarvin Community Woodland Trust chairman Jim Grogan said: “I feel it’s important children living in rural environments are aware of the environment around them.
“We have set up an award for young people with the best local knowledge of the environment and wildlife.
“To commemorate our 125-year lease, we have set up a scheme to involve youngsters because the future of the woodland lies with the children of the village.
“It’s sad many children nowadays are not aware of four or five wildflowers or trees.”
Headteacher Jean Nield paid tribute to the woodland trust’s efforts to create a natural environment which the Tarvin community and visitors can enjoy.
She said: “The whole school including all the teachers to do the woodland walk. We are so lucky to have the wood at the end of our field, it is beautiful.
“It is so well looked after and what was lovely was that we were able to see people walking their dogs and one pupil actually met their grandad. We were also very happy to see Jim along the way.
“We actually use the woodland a lot as part of our outdoor curriculum.”
Tarvin Woodland Trust is currently applying for a Green Pennant Award which recognises high quality green spaces in England and Wales that are managed by voluntary and community groups. It is organised by The Civic Trust.