On Saturday 22nd March, 7 boys joined Mrs Hobbs and I for a Working Party in the Blackwater Valley (Hawley Meadows). The two rangers set them loose on a coppice of trees, armed with loppers and bow saws. The task was to fell several trees to open up an area close to the path. The word “timber” rang through the spring air all day as several trees were felled, chopped up and then burned. It was a productive and enjoyable day and the boys and staff worked hard all day to be rewarded with marshmallows cooked on the bonfire at the end. RJR would like to thank the boys involved and Mrs Hobbs for their effort and enthusiasm on the day and the rangers for their humour and organisation of the day.
Mrs RJ Rathmell
Teacher of Spanish and French, Tutor 3P
The Royal Grammar School,