News and Projects that the Trust Has Funded
Pembridge Primary School Has Its Own Little Piece Of Paradise
Over the last year pupils, staff and willing parents at Pembridge Primary School have been busy working hard to create their very own wildlife garden which has been named Pembridge Paradise.
The Wildlife Garden has been created next to the vegetable patch on the playing field behind the school, and is a securely fenced area that features a pond with a jetty for pond dipping, and a seat where the children can sit and observe.
A mosaic of habitats has been created in the immediate area surrounding the pond, with wildlife-attracting plants and a native hedge which has been planted at the school to provide protection and food for birds and insects.
The Kingspan Insulation Community Trust provided the school with over £2,300 for the project based on an application which outlined the schools overall vision to incorporate the garden into all areas of the curriculum.
Kerri Finney, headteacher of the school commented “Everybody at the School is delighted with the outcome of this project, not only has it improved the physical and natural environment, but it has provided us with a practical educational tool for the children of the school and its future generations.”
John Garbutt chairman of the Trust commented “As one of the four objectives of the Community Trust is to encourage Biodiversity, we were happy to be able to help. What makes this project even better is that it has the added bonus of becoming an educational tool for the children, which will hopefully inspire them both now and in the future to think about their environment and their own place in it.”