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Belhaven School pupils help native grey partridge

Belhaven Hill pupils relaxing after hedge planting for grey partridge conservation

Belhaven Hill pupils relaxing after hedge planting for grey partridge conservation

Tom Rawson, maths teacher at Belhaven Hill School in Dunbar, recently took a group of 23 volunteer pupils aged 9-13 to Tanderlane Farm near Garvald in East Lothian to restore over 150 metres of hedgerow to improve an important nesting area for native grey partridge.

The project was supported by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, the Woodland Trust Scotland and Alba Trees.

Mr Rawson said: We have recently introduced a programme of outdoor education and planting a hedge is a great way to make a lasting positive impact on the beautiful countryside around us as well as helping wildlife.

“By creating something that will last for generations, the children will gain a better understanding of the countryside and appreciate and enjoy their surroundings just a little bit more.”

The hedge will also provide a valuable breeding and feeding area for a number of other bird and animal species.

The project was assisted by Mr Hugo Straker of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

 

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