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Wellesley Woodland Treasure Hunt - May 2017

Pupils and parents from Wellington Primary Community School in Aldershot took part in an exciting Scavenger Hunt in the Wellesley Woodlands yesterday.

Organised in partnership with Grainger plc, The Land Trust, The Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership and the school - the event saw 52 children with their parents and extended family searching for a variety of woodland treasures as they toured the one-mile route through the woodlands.

The event started straight after school at the Wellington Statue and took families past the former Firing Walls, encouraged the students to collect leaves from certain trees, take bark rubbings and think about the wildlife living in the woodland habitat.

In the weeks leading up to the event, the classes within the schools decorated wooden blocks with what they felt depicted their classes, their school and our values. On the day these were placed at the bottom of the Wellesley Community Tree in the woodlands, allowing the children to see their work and show their parents.

Alex Houghton Community Cohesion Coordinator at Wellington Community Primary School, said: “We had a fantastic afternoon taking part in the scavenger hunt. The sun was shining and the children and their parents really enjoyed exploring the woodlands in search of different treasures.”

This is just one of a number of school events planned in the Wellesley Woodlands. For more information about the woodlands, please visit

Part of the wider Wellesley development, the Wellesley Woodlands is an area of over 110 hectares of green space in Aldershot. The woodlands are managed in partnership by Grainger, the Land Trust and the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership.