What are Junior Park Rangers?
We are proud to be Junior Rangers, working alongside The Parks Trust to inspire a love for the natural world among our classmates.
What do we do?
We are lucky to have lots of local parks and green spaces to enjoy and as members of The Parks Trust, our job is to read bulletins in an assembly each month to share news with our school about our local parks. We have our own noticeboard to keep updated with news, lead competitions and run stalls at school events. As part of our role we get to go to Parks Trust workshops and nature events held especially for us and Junior Rangers from other local schools.
A huge thank you to our team of Rangers for sharing their love of nature with us last year and well done for leading our school to become winners of the prestigious Outstanding Junior Park Ranger Award 2018. Congratulations to the team for also achieving their Bronze John Muir Awards, recognising all the work they have done to encourage others in the school to care about our environment and enjoy time in the great outdoors.
We are now very excited to announce we have a new team of Junior Rangers
We have lots of projects and ideas for the future. Here are just a few:
Hog Watch MK
Our new team of Junior Rangers are here and ready to share their love of nature with the school! GLPS Animal Society will be working closely with our Rangers this year and they already have a very important job to do: MK Hog Watch! The Parks Trust have provided us with our very own hedgehog tunnel along with special paint that will leave animal tracks. We also have some mealworm- a tasty snack to encourage the animals along. Each morning over the coming week, the children will check to see if the tunnel has had any visitors overnight. The children will match any footprints in the tunnel to an identification chart and record the results to send back to The Parks Trust who are trying to learn more about the local hedgehog population. We really hope that hedgehogs come along but can't wait to see what other creatures may visit us too! Junior Rangers Maya and Tegan from year 5 and Lissie and Jason from year 4, along with the Animal Society look forward to sharing the results with you soon.