Sir Harry Smith students help conservation charity build communal wildlife area at Whittlesey allotments
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A wildlife conservation charity, Froglife, was joined by students from Sir Harry Smith Community College to build a communal wildlife area in the Whittlesey allotments.
Froglife currently run a BBC Children in Need funded project called ‘Green Pathways’ – it’s aimed at young people to improve confidence, social skills and encouraging positive behaviour.
Green Pathways also aims to improve the students’ knowledge, skills and appreciation for the environment.
With funding awarded by the Glassmoor Local Environment Fund, the young people created a wildlife pond and a wildlife area, which includes a bug hotel, bee and bird boxes and wild flowers, for allotment holders and locals to enjoy.”
A spokesman said: “It’s about providing a high quality green space, which is good for wildlife, but also an advantage in the health and wellbeing of the people who use the space.”
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The Whittlesey Allotment and Gardener’s Society, who also supported this project, are going to further improve the communal plot by adding raised beds, hedging and trees.
The spokesman added: “The aim is to get Whittlesey-based primary schools involved in annual growing competitions sometime in the future.”
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