The Bolton Environmental Action Team (BEAT) from the Lancashire Wildlife Trust have been a huge success with schools in the area so far, with just two more places left for schools to sign up.
So far there are 10 schools on board with BEAT: Rivington & Blackrod Lower, Rivington and Blackrod Upper, George Tomlinson, Bolton School Boys' Division, Sharples, Thornleigh Salesian College, Ladybridge, Turton, Mount Saint Joseph's and St James'.
So far the first session with the groups has been all about understanding what they want to do during the project, with the BEAT team giving the young people the opportunity to complete the ‘Do One Thing' challenge by making bird feeders.
The students at Rivington & Blackrod Upper - the longest-serving group - took part in a tree planting event at Blackrod Primary School, with the students acting as great role models for the young primary school children, whilst also doing their bit for the environment.
As expected the outdoor woodland survival challenges proved to be popular choices for the students to complete over the next few months, so soon they should be building shelters, making fire and carving their own spoons and bowls.
At Rivington & Blackrod Upper site we will planning and starting to create a mini rainforest in their courtyard garden.
A few of the groups also want to try to raise money by making and selling bookmarks from leaves and petals, paper from used writing paper, jewellery from twigs and bags from newspapers. Many of the students want to put the money they raise towards a charity of their choice.
If you would like more information about BEAT, then please contact Matt Procter or Vicki Pilling on 01204 663754. Alternatively you can email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org