Worsley pupils help save local woodland play area

24th February 2020

Students at Bridgewater School create woodland calendar to help raise funds for community play area.

Ever since the school’s move to Drywood Hall in 1952, students at Bridgewater School in Worsley have enjoyed the outstanding natural resource on their doorstep that is Worsley Woods. Occupying 30 hectares of beautiful woodland the site provides fabulous opportunities for learning and, for the last decade, the woodland play area nestled within has been a popular location for both young and old.

Unfortunately this play area had to be dismantled in early 2019 and since this time the focus has been on raising funds to refurbish the area. Working alongside Worsley Woods Action Group, students from Bridgewater School were inspired to help support the project and created a beautiful themed artwork calendar to raise money and awareness for this very worthwhile cause.

Said Caroline Saunders, School Development Manager “In Worsley Woods, we are incredibly fortunate to have a beautiful natural habitat on our doorstep and the woodland play area was something the whole community benefitted from. As a school, contributing to the local community is central to our charitable ethos so it was important that we do our bit. We are absolutely delighted to hear that the council has now secured the additional funding needed and plans to install the new equipment are now in place.”

The new play area, redesigned to include elements especially suited to children with special needs, will be suitable for all ages and incorporate a range of equipment spread over a large woodland area.

For more information about Bridgewater School, please visit http://www.bridgewater-school.co.uk