Yesterday myself (Sarah) and Joe went back to visit Ysgol Glan-Y-Mor and Ysgol Y Strade armed with some knowledge, a few tools and lots of enthusiasm to help them with their ESDGC targets!
We visited Ysgol Glan-Y-Mor first and spent the morning clearing out their forgotten pond. It had become massively overgrown so we cut back some of the trees to make the area more accessible, and spent a while litter picking to improve the aesthetics of the space. The team of students were absolutely brilliant and thoroughly got involved to produce excellent results! They even managed to move an huge tractor tyre and found a fox skeleton among the undergrowth which was taken back to the science department for everyone to have a look at. Over all a job well done!
We then headed over to Ysgol Y Strade to help build a greenhouse made out of plastic bottles! They had collected the bottles the previous year and a timber frame had already been put up, so it was our job to help create a wire framework to hold the bottles in place and then start putting everything together. Again we had a wonderful team of students getting involved (even during the rain!) and managed to achieve a lot in only a couple of hours!
Each school had made a good start on their respective projects, and we look forward to visiting again soon to see how they progress!