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Pupils build bird boxes for park and school

Year 6 children from Mapplewells Primary School show off one of the bird boxes they have made for Rookery Park.

Year 6 children from Mapplewells Primary School show off one of the bird boxes they have made for Rookery Park.

Year 6 pupils from Sutton’s Mapplewells Primary School have done their bit to help our homeless feathered friends by building bird boxes.

The youngsters took part in a workshop organised by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Green Estate Team and the Friends of Rookery Park.

Two of the completed bird boxes were donated to the school and the others will be sited in Rookery Park - next to the school - to attract birds to the woodland.

Reception and nursery children also made bird feeders to hang in the school grounds.

Ray Buttery, from Friends of Rookery Park, said: “The children were really interested in the bird boxes and worked hard together. Siting bird boxes on Rookery Park will encourage small woodland birds to nest and contribute to the biodiversity of the woodland.”

Mapplewells school stands right on the edge of Rookery Park, a community woodland, managed by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Green Estate team that lies within the Greenwood Community Forest, and is sited on the old Sutton Landfill site.

The Friends of Rookery Park would like to thank the Maun Conservation Group in Mansfield for making the bird box kits for a small donation.

 

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