Thanks to a very generous grant from Brenig Wind Ltd Community Benefit Fund, we have been able to involve schools local to Clocaenog Forest in our work. So far our volunteers have met with Ysgol Pant Pastynog, in Prion, and Ysgol Carreg Emlyn, Clocaenog. The pupils had been busy finding out about Red Squirrels and were prepared with a list of questions. It was good for us to have the opportunity to share some of our knowledge and to see how keen the children were to learn. Everyone wants to see a Red Squirrel which makes CRST more determined than ever to succeed.
The children’s questions included:
- How do we tell the difference between grey squirrels and red squirrels?
- What can they do to help?
- How do we photograph the squirrels in the forest?
- Where can they go to see them?
- Are red squirrels dangerous?
- Why are there more grey squirrels than red squirrels?
We hope that you’ll find the answers to most of these questions on the website. If you have a question, do get in touch and we’ll add it to our FAQs.
We’ll be sending schools photos of what turns up on the feeders. Homework for half term is squirrel related, so keep following CRST to see what they have done.
We are very grateful to Brenig Wind Ltd Community Benefit Fund for enabling us to commence this engagement with local schools. As soon as other local schools are able to participate, we will be making arrangements to ‘meet’ with them to discuss our Red Squirrels.
If you are a local business or group and you’d like to sponsor a camera in Clocaenog Forest, do get in touch.