This term girls in Year 12 have been taking part in a broad range of volunteering activities as part of the QUEST Enrichment Programme.
Recently, a group of five students have been getting their wellies on and their hands dirty volunteering for Cheshire Wildlife Trust. The girls have spent the last couple of Wednesday afternoons at the Chester Meadows cutting back gorse, weaving mock hedgerows, and building bird feeders for local wildlife. Cheshire Wildlife Trust look after a network of nature reserves with habitats ranging from grasslands and wet meadows to reedbeds, coastal dunes and wetlands. They are delighted to have our girls supporting them regularly this term.
Beth Alvey, Natural Futures Volunteering and Training Manager at the trust said: "Being a volunteer with us is a rewarding experience, with a chance to acquire more skills and meet new people. Without volunteers we could not deliver the valuable work we want to achieve for wildlife across our area. We value our volunteers in whatever amount of time and energy they can give to us.
"The Queen's girls have been brilliant. The meadows were extremely wet at the moment but are great at just getting on with it and have worked hard to cut back some of the bushes on the site."