First school visit to nature reserve

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PUPILS from a village school have become the first school group to visit Derbyshire’s newest nature reserve.

All 60 pupils from Mapperley CofE planted wildlife-friendly hedgerow tree and met Woodside Nature Reserve’s resident Highland cattle and Jacob’s sheep and lambs.

Headteacher Richard Cripps said: “The children really enjoyed seeing the animals, planting their trees, and are looking forward to watching them grow and further involvement at the reserve.”

Woodisde, which is next to Shipley Country Park, is the largest in Derbyshire outside the Peak District.