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Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Schools and community groups get involved

We're pleased to report that several local schools and community groups, including the Guides and Scouts, are now involved with our schools project!

They'll be working with us during the summer term to undertake a large scale planting of wild flowers along the sides of the trackbed. This should encourage the ecology of the trackbed after the lack of light, resulting from the tree canopy, which had stifled plant growth for many years. Our local young people will also have the opportunity to study the history of the railway first hand with metal detecting and archaeological investigations.


We would like to express our thanks to Brooklea Nurseries Ltd of Rothley, and Loughborough Road Nurseries and Garden Centre of Quorn, for their kind donation of seed trays for use with the schools project. It's great to see more local businesses supporting the project. If your firm would like to support the Mountsorrel Railway, please contact George Overton.

If you're involved with a local community group, or a school that is not yet taking part, please email Steve Cramp for more details. The project doesn't make any charge for undertaking these visits; we merely seek to open up the ecological and historical educational possibilities of the project to as many people as possible.

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