Monthly Archives: July 2008

Pupils Plant Juniper Trees

Enthusiasts from Fyling Hall School Help Conserve Fylingdales Moor

Pupils at Fyling Hall School, Fylingthorpe, have been helping restore the habitat of Fylingdales Moor, nearly 3,000 hectares of the North York Moors which the Trust is managing as a conservation area.

Some of Year 9 joined tree specialist Peter Woods, Hawk and Owl Trust chairman Professor John Edwards and wildlife ranger John Cavana planting juniper saplings in the area around the only existing juniper tree – which is both old and isolated.

Prof Edwards plans to encourage the schoolchildren to appreciate the wildlife almost on their doorstep. He has already visited the school and, according to its website,

” Delighted us with pictures of the beautiful surroundings in which we live, teeming with wildlife, much of which we didn’t know we had seen before!”

Further events in collaboration with the Trust are planned for the Autumn Term, including a “Nature Treasure Hunt” in the school grounds to assess the variety of wildlife there.

“We hope that this collaboration will develop further, and that students from Fyling Hall School will become involved with a variety of conservation projects and activities on the Moor, ” Prof Edwards said.