Date published: 06 December 2011
Youngsters from Our Lady Of Lourdes (from left) Emily Howarth, Sofia Siddiqi, Aleem Raza and Ayzad Bin-Hamayun get tree dressing in Burrs Country Park with Dominic Parker, ranger for East Bury
Children from the Eco group at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School spent a morning “tree dressing” at Burrs Country Park
The theme was eco-systems, looking at the different animals that make trees their homes. The children learned about the importance of trees and then had a go at creating their own creatures which were hung in the trees.
The event was run by Bury Ranger Service, and took place during Tree Week, run by Bury Ranger Service.
Tree dressing was revitalised in 1990 in the UK to highlight the importance of trees and to encourage local people to value, enjoy and take care of their local environment.
Ranger Kathryn Fairclough said: “We all had great fun making our giant creatures, but the tricky bit was getting them into the trees!
“The creatures will stay in their new home until Christmas – why not come down and check them out in the picnic area, opposite the main car park at Burrs?”
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