Yesterday Andrew and I were joined by students from the Royal Grammar School in Guildford. The gaggle set to work clearing invasive bramble and blackthorn from Hawley Meadows, increasing the area of wild flower meadow for rare plants, such as great burnet. We let Andrew burrow into the blackthorn armed with his trusty chainsaw, whilst we moved the branches and cleared 3 bags of glass bottles for recycling.
After biscuit bribery at tea break Henry led a roaring fire, which meant we enjoyed a much-deserved roasting of marshmallows over the embers. I’ve stuck in some photos of our antics, my favourite being the blackthorn branch festooned in Georges. The gang worked really well as a team throwing themselves into the task with a good dollop of fun. A big thank you to all the young people and their teachers Becky & Fran (sorry if I’ve revealed your secret identities)