Schools go wild
12:01pm Sunday 8th September 2013 in News
BARRY schools have been recognised for going wild in their grounds in the annual Vale of Glamorgan Biodiversity Partnership Awards for Wildlife.
Youngsters gained praise for promoting wildlife by including areas of long grass and scrub which are particularly important in providing refuges for many animals such as moths, butterflies, slow worms, birds and hedgehogs.
Ponds, wetland, old stone walls and log piles all contributed to creature welfare in the Vale.
Cadoxton nursery took second place and All Saints C/W primary, St Helens Roman Catholic school, and Cadoxton Primary were commended.
Judge Rob Parry, of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, said he was particularly impressed with the amount of wildlife habitat created and how it was being used in everyday school life. He was also thrilled with the children’s understanding and appreciation of the wildlife.
St Andrews Major Church in Wales Primary took first spot.
For details about Awards for Wildlife, contact Andrea Rowe at the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Dock Office, Barry Docks, Barry, CF63 4RT, call 01446 704631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org