Year 9 Trip to Nower Wood
On Thursday 3rd March, myself and a group of extremely lucky Year 9 students were given the opportunity to visit the Surrey Wildlife Trust. We took part in all sorts of activities such as pond dipping, finding creatures such as the phantom midge and great water boatman!
We worked as lumberjacks later on and went coppicing which proved to be an amazing and relaxing activity. Experiencing the life of insects living under soil by being blindfolded and navigating through trees using a rope was one of the most exciting events of the day!
When we arrived we were met with extraordinary staff and volunteers who made the trip extremely enjoyable and educational as we learnt about diversity and ways to protect our eco-systems.
The trip to Nower Wood was great fun. It felt pleasant to be outdoors working or just walking around in nature. We first completed a pond dip where we found mini-beasts, newts, tadpoles and water nymphs. Then we went for blind walks through the wood to learn what it is like to be an insect. After an enjoyable stint of coppicing, we finally relaxed with toasted marshmallows over a fire discussing our feelings and experiences of the day.