Pupils from Wainscott Primary School got a glimpse of future plans for the Hoo Peninsula when the team from Future Hoo made a recent visit.
More than 200 pupils from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, were introduced to the work being undertaken by our team to improve the local environment and transport infrastructure on the peninsula as part of the Future Hoo programme.
The visit, part of a series of workshops for local schools, was designed to help the children learn more about the natural world and local habitat, including the different species of animals on the Hoo Peninsula. The workshop also highlighted the Community Parklands programme and the importance of sustainable transport and proposed road improvements.
Protecting and enhancing the peninsula's wildlife
Janet Davies, Head of the Future Hoo team, said: “It was great for the team to visit the school and showcase the peninsula’s wildlife and the work we’re doing to protect and enhance it while at the same time creating a great place to live and work. We’re keen to visit more local primary and secondary schools this year to help inform younger people about the Future Hoo programme, so we are encouraging other schools and community groups to get in touch”.
The event at Wainscott Primary School followed an earlier visit to Peninsula East Primary Academy in Allhallows, where the team ran activities with more than 100 Key Stage 2 pupils.
Helping children learn more about their local area
Angie Robson, Assistant Headteacher at Wainscott Primary School said: “We heard about the success of the workshops at Peninsula East Primary Academy and we were keen to get involved. It’s important for our children to learn more about their local area and what makes it unique, while understanding the different types of infrastructure improvements being proposed to support them as they grow up.”
Schools, clubs or community groups interested in hosting the Future Hoo team at an event are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org