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The Litter Heroes are coming!

This year Keep Britain Tidy are hosting the Great British Spring Clean. In the New Forest National Park, we have teamed up with the Forestry Commission and New Forest District Council and hundreds of volunteers who collected over 250 bags of litter in one weekend (3rd- 5th March).

Meanwhile, local school children are being treated to special visits from newly qualified “Litter Heroes” in their school assemblies. Complete with cape and superpowers, these visitors are proving very popular way to share messages about caring for the Forest. Continue reading The Litter Heroes are coming!

Show the Love: Guest Blog

Show the Love and Collect Stories for the Tree Charter this February


The Woodland Trust are nearing the end of story gathering for the Tree Charter campaign! You have until the end of February 2017 to add your voice to the Charter for Trees, Woods and People to tell us why you value your trees and woods.

Therefore we are having one last big push until the end of February, and are working with The Climate Coalition, a Tree Charter partner organisation, to collect tree stories and raise awareness of the issues of climate change for trees. This year, the Climate Coalition is producing a special Tree Charter story gathering resource, as part of their wider campaign. You can take part with your school or community group. Why not run an event during the week 6-12th February? (although you can run an event at any time as long as we receive your tree story hearts by the end of February!). Continue reading Show the Love: Guest Blog

New Forest Show’s Countryside Education Competition winners celebrate with a banquet

Hampshire Country Learning

MOS1MOS4 (2)Year 5 and 6 pupils from Milford-On-Sea Primary School were so delighted to have won this year’s Countryside Education Competition that they picked all the fruit and vegetables in their school allotment and prepared a locally sourced feast to celebrate.  The pupils had visited Aubrey Farm at Keyhaven, Setley Ridge Vineyard and Farm Shop, New Forest Aromatics and had a visit from the New Forest Marque.  It was all part of their sustainability in the New Forest project, as they investigated what makes the New Forest area so special, as a tourist destination, as a National Park; and as an area for growing and producing food.  The Judges from the New Forest and Hampshire Show Society were delighted with the pupils understanding of farming, local issues, and the integration of each of their visits across the national curriculum.

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Wildlife TV Treats

Happy 10th Birthday to the New Forest National Park. The traditions of the New Forest go back over 900 years, but we’re still proud to celebrate our 10th Anniversary as a National Park. Why not use this great local news to find out about the purposes of National Parks in the UK.

Simon King New Forest National Park Video 1As a special birthday treat, we’re delighted to share three short wildlife films presented by Simon King (of Springwatch and Big Cat Diary fame). They also make a handy introduction to three of the main habitats of the New Forest, especially if you’re planning some science and ecology work for next term. Or why not listen to Simon’s passionate, well informed commentary and try some persuasive writing of your own.

Simon said: “Ever since I was a child, the New Forest has held an unparalleled magic for me. The remarkable mix of ancient, natural and human history is a compelling cocktail for all lovers of the outdoors.”

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Trips by train to the river mouth

Last week St Luke’s Primary School from Sway took a sustainable school trip to Lymington Town and river mouth, putting their knowledge about rivers to the test in real life! Teachers from the school collaborated with staff from the New Forest National Park Authority to design a busy and practical half day visit. Continue reading Trips by train to the river mouth