Youngsters help local wildlife

Pupils from Mawsley Primary School help kick-start its wildlife development plan in the meadow next to the school. Pictured are Paige Duffy, Scarlett Cunningham, Keavie Butler, Ronan Collins, Liam Collins, Shea Gilder and Ruby Stanton.
Pupils from Mawsley Primary School help kick-start its wildlife development plan in the meadow next to the school. Pictured are Paige Duffy, Scarlett Cunningham, Keavie Butler, Ronan Collins, Liam Collins, Shea Gilder and Ruby Stanton.

Pupils at Mawsley Primary School had an exciting afternoon when they worked alongside the Wildlife Trust and the mayor of Kettering in the eco-meadow opposite the school.

As part of their science project “Plants and Animals in the Local Environment” the children participated in several activities which taught them about the importance of grassland habitat and encourage a wider variety of plants and wildlife into the village.

The children made bug hotels, planted native wildflower seeds and took fixed place photographs around the meadow which can be repeated at different points in the year to compare how the meadow has developed.