Students unveil new plaque at Godmanchester nature reserve

A plaque is unveiled at Godmanchester Nature Reserve.

A plaque is unveiled at Godmanchester Nature Reserve. - Credit: Archant

Students from Spring Common School in Huntingdon have helped to design a special plaque at the Wildlife Trust’s Godmanchester Nature Reserve.

The plaque commemorates the planting of oak trees to mark the 40th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

Ricky Kemp, Alex Smith Kemp and Edgaras Sabitiene from the Post 16 programme at the school for special needs students assisted mayor of Godmanchester David Underwood as he unveiled the plaque.

The students from Spring Common, in American Lane, have been on work experience at the reserve, making regular visits over the past five weeks.

As well as contributing to the design of the plaque, the three students have also assisted around the reserve with other activities, such as clearing brambles and cleaning gates.

Judith Ledwith, Plus 16 manager at Spring Common School, said: “Visiting regularly has been wonderful. Amy from the Wildlife Trust has taken us on nature walks.

“It has had a big impact on the students who find real tranquillity here and the opportunity to gain work-related skills in a natural environment is invaluable.”