14th Dec, 2017

Kenilworth youngsters at one with nature

YOUNG wildlife warriors in Kenilworth are doing their bit to protect the environment.

Children recorded flowers, trees, insects, aquatic life and mammals they find in the grounds of Priors Field Primary School in an event dubbed The Bioblitz.

The school grounds are home to a wildflower meadow, hedgerows, small woodland and brook, which is the perfect setting for many species including deer, badgers and hedgehogs.

Since partnering up with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust the school has already hosted several volunteer days, planted a variety of native trees and hosted a bat walk.

The information captured by the school provides useful records about the wildlife in the area to ecologists.

Trust spokesman Matt Cox said: “When we first went to visit the area on the school site, I was immediately struck by how lucky the children were to have this fantastic natural space.

“The staff were already providing loads of opportunities for the children to explore and learn outside of the classroom, but we wanted to help develop the longer term stewardship of the site to ensure that we would be enhancing it for the future generations of the school.”

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