Class 3 picked a perfect day to visit Chapel Woods with the National Trust today – the sun even came out this afternoon! We were on a research mission to find out about the threats to Britain’s woodland habitats, and the plants and animals that live there.

Josh and the National Trust team showed us how how to work out the average age of the trees as well as telling us all about how trees store carbon and play such an important part in keeping our planet in balance.

We found out about the threats to Britain’s woodlands such as farming, foreign pests, species taking over – and us! Then we searched for different insects and animals. We found so many, including a shrew and lots of millipedes!

At the end of the day we all had our own personalised piece of Chapel Wood to take home. A massive thanks to Josh and the National Trust team, and also to our parent helpers Louise, Dave and Paul. And a big well done to the children for great behavior and lots of enthusiasm.