It’s been 16 years since the Junior Wardens project was first established at Lee Mount Primary School when they took part in the ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ project in Shroggs Park, Lee Mount in which they helped to design some of the flower beds along with Calderdale Council’s Parks team.
Since then, they have played an important role in making some visual changes to the park including the design of the maze. The Lee Mount Junior Wardens are extremely proud of where they live and work together to identify environmental and safety problems within the Shroggs Park to help make it a better place for all to enjoy.
Activities in the park over the years have included litter picking, bulb planting, building bird and bat boxes, bird feeders, visual audits and much more. Outside of the park, the junior wardens have also worked in partnership with partner services such as West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire Service and CMBC Waste & Recycling Team with educational visits to the Police Station, Fire Station and Suez Recycling Centre.
The Junior Wardens Programme at Lee Mount Primary school has recently resumed following the disruption from Covid and the wardens have carried out a number of litter picks in the park, conducted speed checks in the immediate area and shared their views on what they feel is good and bad about Shroggs Park. Keep an eye out for some of their fantastic work next year.