Thank you for spending so much time with us last Thursday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Watchtree, and I am sure that many of us will be returning to see the site in different seasons of the year as well as recommending a visit to others.

The DVD was very informative and it was particularly interesting to have a guided tour of the site after seeing this.

Su Preshaw – Workington U3A

We would just like to add our thanks for the courtesy shown to our group on our recent visit to Watchtree Reserve.
Your talk and guided tour was most informative and the work your group have completed and are undertaking in the future will provide valuable habitat for local wildlife.

I know that if we are in the area again we will certainly make a visit.

Paul & Janet Kelly – Furness U3A Bird Club

We just wanted to say another big thank you for allowing us to work at Watchtree with our new year 7’s last week. The feedback has been positive from both pupils and parents and I’m hoping we can organise another visit towards the end of the school year.

Anna – Caldew School

On behalf of Junction 44 Garden Club, can I thank you so much for such an interesting evening last night. You all do great work at Watchtree and the Reserve is a credit to you. It was good meeting you and I hope to see you again in the Spring or Summer next year.

Margaret Youlden – Junction 44 Garden Club

We had a great day today, thanks so much for all your help with our trip. All staff, children and helpers loved it – even in the rain!

Robert Freguson school are big fans of Watchtree, we hope to see you again next year, for more mini beast fun.

Thank you again.

Teresa Scott – Robert Ferguson School

A big “Thank you” from all of us (though from me in particular!). Three brilliant days out, culminating in tired, enthusiastic children and grown-ups!

Mr Cartwright – Wigton Junior School

Our science week was greatly enjoyed by the children at Petteril Bank. We really appreciate the activities you put on for all the children in our school and how you catered for their needs.

Thank you in particular for reducing the outdoor time for the reception and nursery children. The teachers that I have spoken to have complimented the work you did with the children. The children got so much out of the activities and it’s really widened their confidence and knowledge about the great outdoors. Even though a bit cold, the children seemed unaware of this, and got stuck into the activities.

I was amazed to see the confidence in the children during the pond dipping and how they weren’t phased by the mini beasts and the natural smells of the pond! My year 6 class have spoken about it since the visit, about how much they enjoyed it, furthermore they have requested a return visit during the summer.

It is an amazing resource relatively close to the school and I hope to stay in touch and make return visits during the year. It has been mentioned by some staff to rearrange the science week for a different time of year, due to the cold weather. Many thanks for organising a superb week for all of our children to experience!

Petteril Bank School

Thanks so much for yesterday – we had a great time and many of the group said its been the best day of their programme so far!

Vicky Lowney/Loreena Cairns – Inspira

Thank you for hosting a terrific afternoon for us at Watchtree. The kids really enjoyed the mini Olympics and it was great to see them all running around having fun.

Debbie Williams – Northern Fells Group