On Saturday 10 November, Mr and Mrs McNulty and a group of hardy Sixth Form students, spent the day coppicing at Blackmoor Copse in Farley. Coppicing involves cutting back trees such as hazel and silver birch in succession, in order to let sunlight through to stimulate growth of plants, and to provide habitats for wildlife.
Despite the showers, we used saws and loppers to clear an impressive area of ground. It was lovely to get some fresh air and exercise, and enjoy such a beautiful environment. We will be returning in the Spring to continue the work.
Suzie McNulty, Head of Design and Technology