Explore Mirrlees Fields with new app

Visitors can now learn more about the local wildlife at Mirrlees Fields thanks to the Great Moor Infant School Eco-Explorer project.

Explore Mirrlees Fields with new app

In this latest initiative, 10 small white plaques with QR codes have been installed on Mirrlees Fields’s existing orienteering posts.

The QR codes take you to the Eco-Explorer website and app (which can be installed on both smartphones and tablets), where visitors can have access to a guided trail as well as educational activities about the area’s ecosystem.

The launch took place at Mirrlees Fields on 16th July where families got the chance to test the project for the first time. Representatives from Great Moor Infant School, Eco-Explorer, Mirrlees Fields Friends Group and ward councillors also attended the launch.

Set up by former primary teacher Steven Lewis-Neill, Eco-Explorer can be found in many other schools (from Stockport to Singapore!) and several high-profile venues.

Toby Tyler, Science Coordinator at Great Moor Infant School, said: “This is a fantastic project which young people and families can explore and learn more about their local environment. The feedback has been amazing so far and we’ve had lots of interest from other local groups and schools about setting up a similar venture in their environments.”

Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick, Cabinet Member for Education at Stockport Council, said: “Well done to Great Moor Infant School for setting up this initiative. It’s great to hear that students will be able to spend more time in the outdoors whilst getting to know, in an interactive way, what kind of trees, plants, insects and other ecosystems make up their local environment.”

For more information visit www.ecoexplorer.education