Year 6 pupils from Hurst Park Primary School recently visited the restored Island Barn Aggregates Molesey Reservoirs Nature Reserve as part of their curriculum on habitats. Molesey Reservoirs is a restored wetland with areas of open water, reed bed, meadow and scrub woodland.
Despite the blustery weather the children were very excited to explore the part of the site that they can see from their classroom window. Afterwards Deputy Head teacher, Mr Lee Beresford, commented: “The children had a great time and are already writing about their visit in the classroom.”
The pupils hope to re-visit the site in summer to compare the site’s features between the seasons.
The restored site at Molesey is an important one for many species of wildfowl; at one recent count 176 Coot, 107 Tufted Duck, 105 Wigeon, 66 Gadwall, 54 Pochard, 24 Little Grebe, 22 Teal, and 12 Shoveler and 28 children…. were recorded amongst others.