Cherry Dale Give Your Time

Marvellous Minibeasts – Barnsley Bug City
Sarah Sibbald, General Manager for Barnsley Schools, along Dynamic Networks, BMBC, Country-Wide, ISS and ENGIE gave a day to Cherry Dale Primary School to Build a Bug City.

Nicky Wood – Head Teacher at Cherry Dale said:

“The schools want children to learn all about insects and why they are valuable friends to our gardens and vital to the natural world as a whole – not to mention fascinating and diverse creatures to share a home with.

There are so many reasons why insects and other bugs and minibeasts should be welcomed to our outdoor spaces. They can be an important source of food for other animals like birds and bats, essential to pollinate our flowering plants and crops. Butterflies and moths, worms, snails and slugs, spiders, centipedes, beetles, bees and wasps – we can attract them and give them a home.

Therefore, on behalf of all the staff, and more importantly the children, I’d like to say a huge thank you from Cherry Dale Primary!

The work that has been completed today has far exceeded my expectations and is amazing. The children will not only love it but will gain a huge amount from it.

I am passionate about outdoor learning and now that the “Secret Garden”- sorry Bug City – has been rejuvenated it will help us to deliver what our children need – a love for the doors. As a school we could not have possibly achieved anywhere near what you have today.”

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