Youngsters are enjoying the variety of local plants and animals thanks to their new wildlife pond

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Luston Primary Gets Some Mini-Beasts For The New Term

Pupils at Luston Primary School having been getting close to nature following the creation of a new school pond thanks to funding received from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.

The School which benefits from substantial grounds, bordered by fields and a stream has been focussing on improving the site to encourage biodiversity as part of its pursuit of the ‘Eco Award’ status for the school, with a Green Flag its aim.

As part of this target the school put forward an application to the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust which was approved to provide funding for the creation of a wildlife pond and wildflower meadow to encourage ‘mini-beasts’ and enhance the natural and physical environment adjacent to the school garden.

Elizabeth Sykes, School Business Manager said “We are extremely grateful to the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust for funding this exciting venture. The wildlife pond will provide many benefits to the children, not least by encouraging a caring attitude towards the environment but will offer access to an exciting educational resource in the grounds of the school. We will be incorporating the pond into the curriculum in subjects such as Literacy, Mathematics, Design & Technology, Geography, Art and many more.”

“The area will promote scientific enquiry, encouraging the children to ask questions and anticipate what might happen. The children will learn about the variety of plants and animals found in different habitats in the areas surrounding the school.”

John Garbutt chairman of the Trust commented. “We are fortunate to have such wonderful countryside right on our doorstep, and it is important that we encourage youngsters to appreciate and nurture it. That is why we were delighted to be able to fund such an exciting project that will be of benefit to so many people.”

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