We think this post says it all. Well done, the local community. Over 150 pupils and 50+ adults turned out in force today to help us start the replanting of Perry Common Recreation Ground, after extensive work following the building of some new housing and flood prevention measures devastated this green area. Todays efforts were the start of a long term replanting initiative.
To say it was busy was an under statement….but everyone pitched in and worked together to plant close to 1500 small saplings that will hopefully create some ECO friendly coppice areas on this open land.
There were so many schools and groups involved that we have decided just to list them but would refer you to our album of the day to get a closer look at their involvement.
Pupils from: St Margaret Mary RC Primary, Oasis Short Heath Academy and St Bernadettes RC Primary.( between 40 and 60 pupils from each!)We would also like to thank the many parents and staff (and mini bus drivers) that accompanied them to site to help with planting.
Our thanks also go to all the adult volunteers who came along from Deutsche Bank, Witton Community Association and Birmingham University students( BADG group) as well as our own volunteers and the BCC Woodland Team.
Unusually today we all managed to get in a photo together, along with Linda from the Friends. I feel sure there will be more photos on the Witton Lodge Community site as well!!