Inspiring young minds leads to wildlife oasis
Thanks to Virgin Atlantic Change is in the Air Award and working with Holy Family Catholic Primary School, in Blackpool, we have been awarded a grant to deliver a unique wildlife garden on the school grounds.
The Virgin Atlantic award turns ideas for sustainability into action. Local community action is where we deliver the benefits for people and wildlife. We are thrilled to be awarded the grant to transform the school garden into a growing space and wildlife oasis in the Blackpool suburbs.
Our first Wildlfie Link project involves:
Transforming the exisiting growing area and deliver new plant and grow familty community workshops. With the school children and their families we will encourage participation on sustainable and organic gardening. By running an after school garden club we ensure the children are always participating and involved. We aim to establish a school food bank providing fresh ,organic garden produce for families as well providing fresh produce for the new school kitchen.
We're really looking forward to introducing sustainable gardening ideas such as a Hugelkulture and a Rainwater garden.
Local wildlife will benefit through some unique habitat creation: Building a beetle bank, planting trees, creating a hedgerow, a wildflower meadow and building the Blackpool Bug Tower will define the wildlife haven. The exciting aspect of the project is that we will work with local wildlife rehabilitators to access the garden and use it as a wildlife release site.
Wildlife Charlie said " I am ecstatic and so grateful to have been awarded the grant. Working with the school is a privilege and so to deliver a wildlife garden like this is very exciting. "I hope that this wil be the launch of many other wildlife gardens."
The bulk of the project will commence in September where we will be bringing updates to satisy your sustainable appetite.
"It's all about encouraging people to participate and learn about the natural world through hands on discovery."
Established in 1991 as a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre, WildAid has been making a difference for wildlife welfare throughout the UK ever since.
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