Pupils and staff from the Science Department have attended a meeting in Ellesmere about helping conduct a Phase 1 Habitat Survey in the local area. The meeting was designed to attract attention from anyone who may be interested in helping the protection and conservation of the wildlife and waterside habitats.
The meeting was led by Luke Neal, who is the community officer at Meres and Mosses landscape partnership scheme. The Meres and Mosses is an area of international importance covered by lowland peat bogs, one of the most threatened habitats on earth, and a network of wetlands, the second largest natural network after the Lake District. We were offered the opportunity to attend a training day, which would provide us with all the necessary skills and information needed to be able to carry out the survey within an allocated part of the project area. This meeting allowed us to fully understand the importance of the work that Meres and Mosses do, and inspired us to learn more about the landscape in which we live in. We have agreed to adopt a square kilometre of the area for Moreton Eco team to build up survey information on over the next five years. We hope that this this is something that we can start and leave girls who come after us to continue. - Hannah Williams and Georgina Latham (L6).