10:50AM, Thursday 09 June 2016
More than 1,500 school children descended on Windsor Great Park to learn what happens on a working estate.
Children from schools across the Royal Borough were invited to the park for an open day on Wednesday.
The young visitors were taken round a one mile route which was divided into different areas including forestry, transport and gamekeeping.
The aim of the day was for children to get in touch with nature and to stimulate an early interest and respect for the countryside.
They were able to participate in exciting activities like being put in a harness and hauled up a tree or going up in a moving elevated work platform to view the park from the tree tops.
Paul Sedgwick, deputy ranger at Windsor Great Park, said: “It’s a pleasure for all who work at Windsor Great Park to welcome children from the area to learn about the variety of activities that take place on a working estate and to understand how this benefits the community in which they live.”
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