Eco-club springs into action at Mossley Mill

Lindsay Matthews, Siam Blair from Ulster Wildlife Trust, Lori Hartman, Libby Radcliff and Holly Cunningham enjoy the beast safari at the Mossley Mill eco-club.
Lindsay Matthews, Siam Blair from Ulster Wildlife Trust, Lori Hartman, Libby Radcliff and Holly Cunningham enjoy the beast safari at the Mossley Mill eco-club.

The first day of Mossley Mill Eco-club was a great success despite the weather.

Participants braved the cold and rain to build bug houses in the Mossley Mill woodland and warmed up inside creating their own mini-beast creations to take home. This was the first in a long-running programme which will lead participants on a journey through the seasons and encourage children to appropriate their local environment.

The programme of activities includes ‘Signs of spring’ (April 20), ‘Tremendous Trees’ (May 18), ‘Pond-amonium!’ (June 15). The Eco-club is fully subscribed however if you know children who would be interested in attending contact Lindsay Matthews on 9034 0069 as a reserve list is in place in the event of spaces becoming available.

If enough interest is generated, a second club may be possible. The cost is £2 per week and the club is open to children between eight and 12 years old.