All of the following quotes were prepared by Class 4WW of Coed Eva Primary School afterwards with Mrs Walters. They capture the day more or less accurately with a bit of artistic embellishment. They show how getting the kids out of the classroom can have a profound effect on their early life experiences. They may get super interested and come volunteer with us in years to come. The positive effect on our small group was also fantastic. The kids were buzzing, but us oldies were buzzing too. The quotes have been left in their un-edited state.
Henllys Nature resurve was fun and exiting.It was only a ten minute walk and I really enjoyed it. We planted lots of flowers like the marsh marigold, the bog bean and lots more. Every one that was wearing wellies was allowed in the pond. In the pond there were blue dragon flies fliying all around the place. Mr Wayne had to go in the middle of the pond witch was the deepest and the water was up to his chest. I really enjoyed myself and would like to come again.
I enjoyed it very much at the nature reserve I liked getting muddy and wet and walking there and back. It was a advancer and it was very fun my trousers got very muddy. it was exiting seeing mr wayne go in the warter. john hat to cut a stick for Mr Wayne to see how deep it was In the water. It was a big thick stick and a brown stick it was bigger than him.
Henllys nature reserve is really great it was the best Friday ever. It is amazing let me tell you really it is. The view is beatyful Green grass purple flowers yellow looesestrife ,for get me nots, Water mints there all so beatyful lovely Chris was really kind and nice Mr.wayne stood in the middle he held a stick in the pond to see how deep it was. It was about 30-40 cm deep.it was really the best day of school. Megan had wellys on John cut a chunk of wood for Mr. Wayne Mrs. Waters actually stood in the pond.
On Friday 12th off July 2013, we went to Henllys Nature Reserve to plant pond plants. We walked there and back. We all wore wellys and trousers or leggings so that when we went in the pond to plant the plants we didn’t get wet. Mr Wayne, who came with us, went in the pond in wayders to see how deep the pond was. I planted a bog bean. I thought it was a very funny name. We planted all different types of plants like the Marsh marigold and the water lily and water violet. They all went in different places in the pond. We walked through Glan Rhead right past my house! The day before we went we researched all the different plants and where they go in the pond. It was all gooy ,sticky and muddy in the pond but I liked it. Skimming across the water was dragonflys called blue darts. I thought that they were beautiful. There were lots of water spiders in the pond too. That was my day at the Nature Reserve and I would love to go again.
By Ellie Chapman.
Friday 12th of July 2013, Coed Eva Primary school year 4 went to the Nature Reserve in Henllys. We walked for about 15 minutes .when we got there was two people called Chris and John there Mrs water said “ everyone sit down” so we all sat down Chris said to stand by the deep part for about 10 minutes then John came along and said I look like a lemon just standing there . After that I went in the water me and Ellie Chapman got stuck in the mud . The water went over my wellys . I had to walk home with wet wellys and that’s my trip to the nature reserve.
By Alice Grace Stockham.
On Friday the 12th of July we went Henlly`s nature reserve it was a 15 min
Walk. We planted water plants in the pond we planted bog bean and water lilly and lots more. I liked planting the plants. I didn`t like the water. I enjoyed every minute.
My favoriture bit was when we planted the plants in the pond. Mr Wayne was funny when he went in the pond to see how deep was the water. I had lots of fun at Henllys nature reserve. I want to go a again.
Pond because you will never know how deep it could be.
I enjoyed going to Henllys nature reserve because it was really fun planting the plants in this special pond soil. I loved going in the pond and helping my best friend Ella get out of the mud. I also loved the beautiful site of the land and trees. I spotted some colour full dragon fly’s they were really beautiful. I was muddy from the pond I was soaking wet.
By Layla Sophia Bourne
I learnt a lot about nature reserve. I have learnt about planting plants in the dirty water. I liked the trip because I have been there a copal of times this year. The weather was rally hot and Mr.Wayne went in the water to plant some plants.
We had so much fun at the nature reserve and in the pond. I am coming again because it is so good and fun.
The nature reserve is fun and we planted the plants in the pond it was dirty. Some of the plants water violet and fringe lilies. There are living things in the dirty water and there is dirty stuff in there aswell. Thay could die.
My favourite thing of the day was puting soil in the black bags and then going in the pond with Mr wayne. My wellies got stuck in the mud, that was the best thing that happened,and my favourite plant is a bog bean. It was boiling hot at the Henllys nature reserve.The only bad thing was the 15 minute walk.
I loved about Henllys nature reserve Mr Wayne because he when in the pond and planted mine and codie’s plant it was fun and funny.
The best part was when Mr Wayne went in the pond . This man called john cut Mr Wayne a big thick stick. For him to have in the water when he went in the pond .
Friday 12th July 2013 I went to Henllys Nature Reserve!
Today has been a blast because I went to Henllys Nature Reserve. Also Mr Wayne dressed in waders to plant pond plants in the pond that 3as my favoute part and the water was up to his chest. The plants we planted were called whitelilly bogbean lillypad and there was meny more. I had so much fun I want to go there again! I forgot to say that the walk there was so amazing that when I got home I tolled my mum all about it when I got home like I said I loved it so much I wont to go there again and see what my plants look like!
I loved it at Henllys nature Reserve, and I loved planting the plants in the muddy, sqwishy pond. I would just like to say a big thank you to Henllys nature Reserve. I would like to come again. Only because it was fun . Chris asked John to cut a big, huge branch off a fallen down tree, for Mr Wayne to go in the pond to see how deep it was to put the plants in the right order. I hope that the plants that we planted in the mucky pond and I hope that they grow nicely.
The kids were absolutely amazing, you could tell they were excited, but they planed the work ever so carefully beforehand. They were also extremely well behaved on the reserve and a credit to Coed Eva Primary School. They’ve started the Henllys LNR pond records book year 0 today which will be handed down to next year’s Class 4 and hopefully on and on and on. Looking forward to next year’s events already.
Chris Partridge, Friends of Henllys LNR.