Pupils and staff from Matthew Moss High School make their positive handprint even bigger…

Students along with 3 members of staff  joined forces with countryside rangers to begin their restoration of an area of woodland on the banks of the River Trub, an area which is very popular with walkers. Hopwood Hall Woods, situated close to Hopwood Hall College, Middleton, has recently been cleared of rhodedendron and this winter Matthew Moss School has planted 150 hazel and 25 holly trees, provided by Earth Restoration Service, into this area. They also plan to plant wildflowers in the woodland in April to further enhance it even further.

Not only have the school planted trees into this area they have also helped to create a new footpath through the woodland for the benefit of the general public.

Roy Down who leads this work on behalf of the school hopes to enter this project into the North West in Bloom competition which takes place later this year.

The school is also planning to plant out the trees  that they recieved from Earth Restoration Service in the winter of 2011 into Spodden Valley this spring.




Congratulations to you all for all your hard work.