More children are now able to access outdoor education following the completion of a project at Stadt Moers Park in Knowsley.
The project involved improving the existing woodlands at Stadt Moers Park and developing three Forest School areas, which are now being used by Knowsley Council rangers to host outdoor classes and weekend family days.
The woodland now includes clearings with seating and campfire areas, where children can participate in activities ranging from woodland arts and crafts to den building. The improvements have also included litter clearance, and the woodland now features a wildflower meadow and a small orchard of plum and apple trees.
Two Council rangers were trained up to be Forest School Leaders as part of the project.
The project was funded by Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB) and coordinated by The Mersey Forest. Volunteers from The Conservation Volunteers were also involved in helping the woodland improvements to take shape.
Angela Haymonds from CETB said: "It's fantastic to have been part of a project which will extend the benefits of natural play to children of all ages in the local neighbourhood."