Geocaching on the Woolley Moor Trail

On Thursday afternoon, not dissuaded by the bitterly cold weather, Class 3 donned their wellies and warm clothes to walk the Woolley Moor Trail.  They were accompanied by Mr Cooke, Mrs Mahadevan and Mrs Gill (Chair of Governors).  The children had a great time stamping in partially frozen puddles as well as completing their question sheets!

We also took the opportunity to hide our first Geocache somewhere along the trail. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. We registered our cache, Give Way’, on and within an hour of being published, a first to find (FTF) was logged on the web site!

If you want to find out more about geocaching, visit or download this leaflet.

Bird Bonanza at Ogston Reservoir!

Well done to the children (and adults!) who managed to get up early to take part in this morning’s  bird watching session at Ogston Reservoir. Children kept a record of the birds they could identify on their bird spotting sheets.  In total, we managed to spot 24 different species:

Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Canada Goose, Black-headed Gull, Little Grebe (Dab Chick), Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Mallard, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Tree Sparrow, Dunnock, Reed Bunting, Nuthatch,Wren, Robin, Blackbird, Magpie and Goldcrest.

What an eagle-eyed lot you are!

Can you remember what these birds are called?

The next bird watching session will be from 8.00 am to 8.50 am on Thursday 22nd November. Please confirm if you wish to attend as we do need to restrict numbers.

We would like to thank Ogston Bird Club for allowing us to use their bird hides. A special mention must go to Mr Mike Swain for topping up the bird feeders before we arrived; this allowed us to see many birds close up in addition to those out on the reservoir. If you are interested in joining Ogston Bird Club, you can download a membership application form from their web site. An annual family membership only costs £12 (memberships purchased now, run through to the end of next year).