Pupils at a primary school in East Leake are furthering their efforts to observe and help local birds, thanks to a donation from a local housing developer.

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes – which is building a range of properties at The Skylarks in the village – has donated £200 worth of bird watching kits to Brookside Primary School, to enable schoolchildren to continue their birdwatching efforts as spring approaches.

The bird watching kits donated by the housebuilder contained sets of mini binoculars, bird feeders and bird food.

The RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch, which took place throughout January and February, enabled schools to take part in a countrywide project to monitor birds in their local areas.

Brookside Primary School took part in the event, which helped to educate children about local birds and inspire pupils to celebrate the species that regularly flock to their gardens.

Gary Kenny, Headteacher at Brookside Primary School, said: “The donation of bird watching kits and feed has been welcomed here at Brookside School. Our children have enthusiastically watched the bird species visit the feeding stations and learned about the types of birds they share their locality with. Thank you to David Wilson Homes for the kind donation.’’

Rachael Harrison, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “To thank Brookside Primary School pupils for their impeccable efforts during the Big Schools’ Birdwatch, we wanted to pass on our kits which we hope will help attract more birds to their school’s grounds.

“We hope our donation will benefit the school’s birdwatchers and provide a more eco-friendly environment, providing local birds with greater access to vital resources.”

For more information on the properties David Wilson Homes is building at The Skylarks, visit https://www.dwh.co.uk/new-homes/dev001010-the-skylarks/ or call the sales team on 033 3355 8483.

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