RSPB Castlegate activity

Housebuilder and local school children flock together to support wildlife

Primary school children in Northallerton have been supporting the local environment by encouraging birds into their school gardens with the help of housebuilder, David Wilson Homes.

The Key Stage 1 pupils of Applegarth Primary School received a special activity pack from David Wilson Homes, containing all of the supplies needed for the children to make their own bird feeders. The pack also contained birdhouses for the school to install, along with RSPB information on how to spot the different species that may visit throughout the year, and how to look after them.

The activity comes as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, which runs from the 27th to 29th January, and encourages both adults and children to help count local wildlife.

Chrissy Crossley, Key Stage 1 Leader and teacher, commented: “We’d like to thank David Wilson Homes for putting together the activity packs for the classes. It’s really important that the children learn about local wildlife and how we can help species thrive. The pupils had a lot of fun making their bird feeders and we’re excited to see what kind of birds they will be able to spot throughout the year.”

Chris Neal, Sales Manager at Castlegate commented: “David Wilson Homes is committed to supporting the environment around the areas in which it builds, and has a lengthy relationship supporting the RSPB. The Big Garden Birdwatch is a great opportunity for us to help Applegarth Primary School teach the pupils about the importance of looking after wildlife, and we can’t wait to hear how many birds they spot in and around the school grounds.”

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