As part of our ‘Sustainability and Environmental’ project pupils involved in the project went to visit Holkham. They took part in a beach clean and were amazed that they didn’t collect as much rubbish compared to what we found on Great Yarmouth beach. This is due to the small population of Holkham and the team of volunteers who look after the beach even though the reserve has over 800,000 visitors each year. Pupils then went on to the National Nature Reserve and learnt about what threatens the conservation at Holkham and how they are combating this and looked at the different environments and habitats for the amazing wildlife. The group were also lucky to hear the elusive Cuckoo and see Marsh Harriers and Buzzards.
To concluded this amazing day, a drive through the Holkham estate passing the elegant hall which was build in the 18 century by Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester.