School gets £1,500 to create wildlife projects

School gets £1,500 to create wildlife projects

by Tom Martin (March 2021)

A Netherton primary school has been awarded £1,500 to help improve biodiversity in the school grounds. 

St. Benedict’s Catholic Primary School has received the money from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Community Environment Fund, set-up to support community environment projects.

The funding will allow the school to improve biodiversity in the school grounds with a project called ‘Our Shared Home’.

Work is set to begin after the Easter holidays and continue throughout the summer term.

Plans include creating a wildflower meadow, butterfly garden, bug hotel, bird paradise and vegetable patch. They are aiming to encourage a range of wildlife into the school grounds to help the children to learn more about the natural world and how it is shared between humans, plants and animals.

Mrs. Chadwick, the Deputy Head, said: “Our children are really motivated to tackle environmental issues so we are excited to play our part in improving biodiversity and creating a variety of homes for wildlife.”

All the children from Nursery to Year 6 will be involved in the project. As well as understanding more about the natural world, staff are hoping that digging, planting and teamwork will have a positive impact on children’s well-being after a challenging year.

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