Cash boost for Flookburgh school's wildlife area

The Westmorland Gazette: Flookburgh pupils Jake Wilson, Archie Gribble and Emma Nelson take time out in the school’s wildlife area Flookburgh pupils Jake Wilson, Archie Gribble and Emma Nelson take time out in the school’s wildlife area

CHILDREN at Flookburgh CE Primary School think that learning outside the classroom is ‘tree-mendous’ after receiving a boost to their wildlife area from the Co-operative.

The donation of £410 supports school plans to develop its wildlife area with mini-beasts and night time creatures designed to foster knowledge and understanding of the environment.

Head teacher Chris Brooksbank said: “We are delighted with this support. It is a big boost to our fund-raising and supports our aim to continually enhance the facilities and resources available for children. The wildlife area is a great way for our children to understand more about animals and nature in a fun way.”

Other local groups helped by the Co-op membership community fund include Ulverston Rangers FC, which received £500, and Swarthmoor Community Group.

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