School wildlife drive support from Belper store

Youngsters from Herbert Strutt school with staff from Belper's Wilkinson's store.
Youngsters from Herbert Strutt school with staff from Belper's Wilkinson's store.

Children from a primary school in Belper have been busy watching wildlife after a town store donated a raft of products.

Staff from Belper’s Wilko store visited Herbert Strutt Primary School to donate bird products including wild bird seed and feeders.

Staff from the store spoke to the youngsters about their Wild Bird campaign, which aims to encourage school children to protect wildlife within their own playgrounds and gardens at home throughout the winter months and beyond.

Patrick Marsh, manager at the King Street store, said: “I think it’s crucial to educate children on the importance of protecting and looking after our wildlife, in particular, the wonderful array of wild birds our country has to offer.

“We chose to donate the products to Herbert Strutts Primary School, and we know they will do a brilliant job in making sure our feathered friends will be well fed.

“Our Wild Bird campaign is all about getting people from across the community to start thinking more about the surrounding wildlife and what they can do to care for it.

“During these chillier months, it’s more important than ever to help birds get the nutritious, high-fat food they need.

“Wilko sells a full range of products to help people look after wildlife in their gardens and it was great to be able to share this with local school children and show them how they can help.”