Celebrations span the Great Alne generations on International Wildlife Day - The Stratford Observer

Celebrations span the Great Alne generations on International Wildlife Day

OLD and young came together in Great Alne to celebrate International Wildlife Day.

Great Alne Park retirement village hosted a morning wildlife walk and outdoor yoga session for residents and local school pupils on Friday March 3.

The retirement home is set within 78 acres of parkland including a wildflower meadow and woodland, providing the perfect backdrop to mark the occasion.

Led by the gardening team, year 3 and 4 pupils from Great Alne Primary School were guided on a wildlife walk with an activity sheet to spot trees, birds and bugs.

Tania Skerritt, Wellness navigator at Great Alne Park, then led an outdoor yoga session for the school children and residents, showcasing how all ages can enjoy the benefits of yoga especially in an outdoor setting.

Ben Ling, Village Manager at Great Alne Park, said: “It was wonderful to welcome pupils from Great Alne Primary to join us in celebrating International Wildlife Day. Here at Inspired Villages, we champion intergenerational friendships and it was wonderful to see residents and pupils of all ages come together to enjoy the great outdoors and make the most of the stunning surroundings at Great Alne Park.

“We’re very lucky to have a range of wildlife in the grounds of the village and the children had a great time learning more about various plants and animals that can be spotted right on their doorstep.”


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