News and Projects that the Trust Has Funded
It’s A Bug’s Life
The housing market may be in crisis at the moment but the birds and the bees have no need to worry as they move into their new homes, thanks to the pupils at Lady Hawkins’ School and funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.
The Trust granted £485 to Lady Hawkins’ to purchase a wormery & nesting boxes for both birds and bats for installation around the school, to create a bee bank and to plant shrubs that specifically encourage insect life.
All of the above will add to gardening projects already in place at the school in increasing biodiversity and offering opportunities for teaching and learning in a natural environment.
Wendy Watkins of Lady Hawkins’ said “A previous grant we received from the Trust was used to purchase a variety of gardening equipment, and the enthusiasm shown by the children has been so rewarding we wanted to build on this by channeling it into a bigger project and expanding their knowledge.”
“It is hoped that this will stay with them for the rest of their lives and also impact on the way they look after what they do in their own garden whilst at the same time improving their knowledge of the garden and natural environment as well as their general fitness.”
John Garbutt chairman of the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust said “We are delighted to have been able to help the pupils at Lady Hawkins’ School with this project. It will help cultivate their existing knowledge and it is a pleausre to see the genuine enthusiasm from the children whilst they work.”