This term, Students and staff at the Derwen School enjoyed volunteering at ‘Park in the Past’.
Park in the Past is a heritage and conservation project which aims to create a unique heritage attraction. Set in the Welsh countryside, the park comprises of 120 acres of natural beauty consisting of woodlands, wetlands, fields, a 35-acre lake and the River Alyn!
On arrival at Park in the Past, the owner Paul gave everyone a tour of the grounds and told students and staff what he and the team there are planning to do. Derwen School have now organised to go every Thursday to volunteer.
They are currently helping to make fencing from sticks/branches and use willow to build other projects. They are also cutting down willow and other vegetation to be sent to Chester Zoo to feed the animals. Students and staff learnt that willow leaves are used for curing headaches. Also the Himalayan Balsam weed is spreading across the country and needs to be removed before their pods disperse and spread.