Joint effort on school’s eco garden

Wells Hall Primary School Children gather with staff from the Purina factory to celebrate the creation of the new biodiversity garden at the school ANL-150319-111502001
Wells Hall Primary School Children gather with staff from the Purina factory to celebrate the creation of the new biodiversity garden at the school ANL-150319-111502001

Staff from Purina Petcare in Sudbury lent a helping hand as schoolchildren created a new biodiversity garden to promote wildlife.

Twelve members of staff joined pupils at Wells Hall Primary School and volunteers from the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Suffolk Butterfly Conservation to develop the specially selected patch of grass on the school’s grounds.

Children from all year groups took part to dig, sow and water butterfly-friendly plants and flowers.

Deputy headteacher Rory Michael said: “We have been very pleased to be part of this initiative to encourage the growth of the local butterfly population.

“Pupils and staff enjoyed the day and we look forward to seeing the meadow develop and grow.”

Crystal Butler, safety, health and environment manager at the factory on Chilton Industrial Estate, said the day was a great experience for staff and pupils.