Walk in the woods is park life for pupils
Wonderful wildlife and nature at its finest were on the minds of Coatbridge schoolchildren as they took part in a series of woodland walks.
First-year pupils from Buchanan High marched on down to Drumpellier Country Park for an investigation of the land.
The inquisitive group’s visits were organised by park ranger Jackie Gilliland, who previously popped along to the school to deliver a talk on what the youngsters could expect from the park.
This included the type of things they were likely to see and how to “responsibly use the facility”.
The pupils more than put these tips into practice during their walks at Drumpellier as they embarked on several “fantastically entertaining” fact- finding exercises.
Their interest was piqued when Jackie pointed out the different types of trees on offer within the park as well as the animals that call the habitat home.
Although no wildlife put in an appearance during the pupils’ walks, there was “visible evidence of their presence”, including a deer path.
Buchanan High teacher Christine King said: “It is great for the pupils to have their learning enhanced by taking part in outdoor experiences.
“These type of activities give them the chance to see things for themselves first hand, outwith a classroom setting.
“The service offered by Jackie and her ranger colleagues is always much appreciated and valued by staff and pupils alike.
“Pupils really embraced learning all about Drumpellier Country Park and the type of features and wildlife it’s home to.
“The school would like to thank everyone involved for ensuring a fantastically entertaining experience.”
Thumbs up The Buchanan High first-year pupils had a “fantastically entertaining” time during the walks