Working with wildlife

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CAMBO children will be getting up close and personal with wildlife as the village first school has received a major grant.

The Big Lottery Fund has awarded £5,730 from its Community Wildlife programme for a project to install a pond and bird houses on the school site – and these facilities will include cameras to record what the animals get up to.

Works will take place over the coming months on the scheme, which was a real team effort as the PTA, Wraparound club and pupils themselves were involved with the application.

Cambo First School Headteacher Paula Cummings said: “Our children were really interested in developing the observation side of our wildlife provision and this grant will allow them to look at animal behaviour in detail.

“We were grateful to get the funding because a lot of people didn’t get what they were looking for. I guess it showed the strength of our bid.

“Once this is up and running, we hope to develop a blog on the school’s website to let others know what is happening with our wildlife.”

Sanjay Dighe, England Chairman of the Big Lottery Fund, said: “Longer days provide even more opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the great outdoors.

“Our Community Wildlife programme is all about supporting projects that get everyone working together to improve and protect their local wildlife.”