As part of our DownTown Lewes project we have been working with Southover school. This week we took over 100 pupils to our Southerham reserve over three days. The hike to the reserve gave the children a chance to experience the amazing countryside that is available to them around Lewes.
We were able to teach them about chalk, cattle grazing, skylarks, orchids and a variety of other topics. For an activity the children made their own kites from paper and string and then enjoyed the freedom of the South Downs.
On the way back to the school we stopped at the Railway Land and the children constructed a map of Lewes using natural materials to help them gain a sense of their place in the landscape.
Thank you to MIke Murphy of Sussex Wildlife Trust and all those who helped us on these expeditions.