Great Uncle Bulgaria and Orinoco!!!
The Sun rose brightly on Friday 10 October to relive what had been the first week of autumnal deluges, one of the wettest on record that washed out many parks activities.
The rain was welcomed by our thirsty lawns and drooping shrubs but it was lifting to be in the company of sunshine again. Closely followed was the arrival of two life size real Wombles all the way from Wimbledon Common – it was our very own Great Uncle Bulgaria and Orinoco.
It was a super occasion, the children so eager and entertaining, they fully engaged in the health and safety briefing and looked ready for business in their Waitrose and Keep Britain Tidy sponsored overalls, gloves and litter pickers. The children wombled across the playing fields to return displaying their finds proudly filling between them 12 handsome and very large green bin liners – excellent wombling!
Kings Norton Boys School helped in the demonstration and are keen to work in the future with us testing water this way and for fresh water invertebrate.
Following a snack provided by Waitrose the children ate lunch and chose their favourite womble sticker and badge and made up their womble masks – it was quite sad when everyone had to wave good bye… but you will be pleased to know that the Wombles are touring Britain to mark the 60 years anniversary of Keep Britain Tidy and a full length feature film will be at cinemas soon.
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