Pupils help to launch a new country park environmental education pack

15 July 2014

Around 60 pupils from Cleeves and Crookfur Primary Schools took part in two countryside ranger led events to help launch a new country park environmental education pack. Cleeves Primary School's Eco-committe enjoyed an afternoon of pond-dipping, mini-beast hunting and fun and games within the country park. Then it was the turn of P6 pupils from Crookfur, who invited the countryside rangers to lead a bug hunt within their newly created school woodland.

The pack promotes the countryside ranger service as a free resource for local nursery, primary and secondary schools. It is structured around Curriculum for Excellence and provides lesson plans and follow-up ideas for for countryside led activities within the country park or school grounds. The pack also contains support for teachers leading their own outdoor leaning activities, within the country park, school grounds or local greenspace.

The pack is being distributed free to all nursery, primary and secondary schools within East Renfrewshire, together with the two learning communities adjacent to the country park in Glasgow (Hillpark and St. Paul's). The pack can also be downloaded from the country park website.