Category Archives: Mendip and Somerset Levels Group

Shapwick Moor becomes a Penal Colony – for a day!

On Tuesday  3rd  June,60 pupils from nearby St Benedict’s School in Glastonbury visited Shapwick Moor as part of their literacy studies.  They have been studying the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar in which pupils are made to dig holes to atone for their past poor behaviour.  The accompanying school staff took on the  role as ‘warders’ and pupils responded well to their orders by starting to dig a new scrape for the visiting waders at ShapwickDSCN0393 (2).  Although Shapwick Moor is’ slightly wetter’ than the desert setting of the book, pupils responded well to their ‘enforced labours’ and several large and useful holes were dug. A huge thank you to all involved!

Busy times at Shapwick Moor Continue

Following the successful tree planting in March by the Family Group, the ‘oldies’ took on the challenge of completing our half kilometre of new hedging in 2014. The extra hedging will act as a screen between visitors to our major hide and birds visiting the ponds and scrapes excavated in the autumn. The enthusiasm of… Continue Reading