Sure Start is the Government’s programme to deliver the best start in life for every child by bringing together early education, childcare, health and family support. Wapley has recently hosted two Sure Start forest skills training events and a Dad’s Group event.
As part of the Healthy Schools Initiative Abbotswood School is now joining in work with the Reserve’s Nature Journal, like the schools that took part last year. As well as regular class visits to the reserve there will be a Parents Group session in June.
The Wapley Bushes Conservation Group and Dodington Parish Council are glad to see these community education programmes making use of the Reserve, the Common and the Picnic Site, which are managed to provide opportunities for conservation, education and recreation.