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The Future of Carrington Moss

Posted at 11:02 am on 4th February, 2020

Wellacre Joins Community Workshops

On the 9th and 23rd January, Wellacre’s Co-Curricular Wildlife Warriors were invited by the Chairperson of the Friends of Carrington Moss, Marj Powner, to take part in a community workshop about the future of green space.

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As part of their Co-curricular studies, Students from Year 7 to 10 spent last term researching the importance of Carrington Moss as a home to thousands of animals, insect and plant species, some of which are endangered. 

They also learnt about the importance of the Moss for the community’s health and wellbeing, as the land area is made up of carbon capturing peat, which absorbs more carbon than trees and is essential to improving air quality in the local area.

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Following on from their research, some of the students were invited to two community workshops aimed at bringing together key stakeholders with an interest in the future of Carrington Moss, including users of the Moss.  

Mrs Eagling, Teacher of Maths, said:

“Marj Powner felt it was very important to have the opinions of younger members of the community because what we decide to do with the Moss now will have more of an impact on future generations. Our students were extremely keen to have the opportunity to join community stakeholders to voice their thoughts and concerns about the future of the Moss.”

Through the workshop, Friends of Carrington Moss’ objectives are to work towards an agreed set of strategic principles that are considered when developing future plans in more detail.  This will provide a shared understanding of, for example, how we can mitigate the impact of the planned developments on the ecology/biodiversity or how traffic free routes will cross seamlessly from one landowner to another. 

Well done to students Ben and Caiden, Year 8, and Ralph and Jack, Year 10.