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Northamptonshire housebuilder Barratt Homes has donated a number of hedgehog homes to a Wellingborough school for National Hedgehog Awareness Week (1st - 7th May) to help reverse the decline of the species.
National Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised annually by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and aims to highlight the issues hedgehogs face, whilst providing solutions for what people can do to support them.
Following the society’s suggestion to buy or build a hedgehog home, Barratt Homes donated four of the habitats to Redwell Primary School, located near its new Glenvale Park development on Niort Way.
Dulcie Sharpe, Vice Principal at Redwell Primary School, said: “We would like to thank Barratt Homes for donating four hedgehog homes to our school. We always like to find ways to help wildlife thrive in the school grounds and hope that we will have some new prickly residents very soon.”
As of July 2020, the British hedgehog was officially classified as vulnerable to extinction, meaning it is more important than ever to protect our prickly neighbours.
Amer Alkhalil, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “As a leading housebuilder, we know that home is where the heart is and that’s true for all types of residents, human or otherwise!
“We hope our donation will give hedgehogs a new and safe home at Redwell Primary School, whilst also encouraging the pupils to consider the wildlife near their own homes.”
Glenvale Park is a new development of three and four bedroom homes and will have amenities that will be able to suit the lifestyles of young couples, growing families and commuters alike. The development offers the perfect blend between country living while also boasting great commuter links.
For more information on Glenvale Park, please visit https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/northamptonshire/h732801-glenvale-park. For sales enquiries or to book an appointment please call 033 3355 8481.
It is with deep sadness that yesterday, Thursday 31st March, we were made aware of the death of one of our students at Manor School.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the young person’s family and friends.
This is obviously a very difficult time for everyone in our community.
We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family at this challenging time.
Members of the Royal British Legion in Rushden visited the town’s Newton Road School to present the children with the Poppy Cup to mark their efforts in raising money in November’s Poppy Appeal.
The cup is awarded to schools that have held events connected with remembrance during the previous 12 months, including holding services, taking part in projects related to the World Wars or creating artwork or exhibitions related to the theme.
The judges heard how children from Newton Road School had taken part in The Snow Goose project, collaborating with actors and artists from Fabula Arts in an incredibly powerful project that engaged children in the theme of remembrance. The project was a resounding success and the school took around 80 children to St Mary’s Church to watch the performance, where they were thrilled to see that the school’s motivational messages had been sewn into a sail and displayed at the church.
Assistant Principal Richard Bosworth said: “We’re very proud to have won the Poppy Cup because remembrance is very much in evidence in our school. The sail from The Snow Goose now has pride of place in our foyer alongside a variety of activities the children have undertaken.
“When we took a group of children to the war memorial in November, we were proud to see how they conducted themselves, carefully placing the wreath and then bowing their heads in respect for the fallen. In school, on 11th November, every child, even the very youngest took part in a two-minute silence, while children from Years 5 and 6 took responsibility for selling poppies and other merchandise linked to Remembrance Day and the Royal British Legion.
“It is vitally important that those who made the ultimate sacrifice are not forgotten and we are proud to have seen the school’s efforts recognised.”
The Poppy Cup was presented by a delegation from the Royal British Legion, which celebrated it’s 100th anniversary in 2021. They were joined at the presentation by the Mayor of Rushden, Cllr Melanie Coleman.