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Two more schools become Heroes of the High Weald

Media Release : 12 November 2010

Two more schools in the Wealden area have joined the High Weald Heroes education scheme which encourages children to explore their surrounding landscape.

Wadhurst CE Primary School and St Mark's Primary  School, Hadlow Down, have signed up and pledged to help the children meet the five actions of the High Weald Heroes scheme: to Find Out About,  Take Care Of,  Be Proud Of, Explore and Enjoy their local  High Weald landscape. 

This brings to 13 the number of Wealden schools involved the scheme. The total number of schools involved across the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which runs from Horsham to Hastings, now stands at 55.

High Weald Heroes is an educational and interpretive programme that is run and managed by the High Weald AONB Unit to encourage young people to learn more about nature and the environment. 

"The High Weald Heroes Scheme helps teachers to get children out of the classroom and learn about the historic landscape, which is one of the best preserved medieval landscapes in northern Europe," said Councillor Pam Doodes, Cabinet member for Community. "Wealden District Council is pleased to be supporting this work."

The High Weald Heroes scheme offers children a wide range of 'pick and mix' activities that include themed assemblies, workshops and field trips, allowing them to explore important features and historical evidence in their local landscape.  To find out more about High Weald Heroes visit the High Weald AONB website.

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