Pupils help to open canal lock

THESE youngsters had a go at working a canal lock this week.

The children from Fairfield Primary, in Stapleford, were given a helping hand from British Waterways to operate the Sandiacre Lock on the Erewash Canal to allow a barge through.

The pupils are collating information along the new Erewash Vallley Trail for an audio-visual guide to show off the area’s sights, sounds, and wildlife.

The trip on Tuesday was organised by Groundwork Greater Nottingham.