Junior Park Rangers
The Parks Trust in Milton Keynes runs an exciting scheme called Junior Park Rangers!
The scheme, which is based on peer education, is designed to engage children in the natural world, their local parks and the wildlife they can find there.
Our Junior Park Rangers are from Years 4, 5 and 6.
They have a range of responsibilities:
- To read a monthly bulletin in assembly themed around seasonal wildlife, a specific park or an important issue.
- To create and maintain a noticeboard.
- To run competitions and quizzes. These relate to the Junior Rangers’ monthly bulletin or other issues that are important in our local park.
- To get involved in other projects and campaigns as they arise.
Our Junior Park Rangers also receive a quarterly newsletter called Ramblings. The magazine is a great way to showcase all the hard work Junior Rangers do and each edition also includes exciting articles about interesting parks to visit, wildlife to spot, and puzzles and games to try.
The Parks Trust also offers workshops run exclusively for Junior Park Rangers. These are a great way for them to try new and exciting things as well as meet Junior Park Rangers from other schools. Activities include things like bush craft skills, wildlife walks, and park patrols with the Community Rangers.