Planting day with Hedworthfield Primary at Harlow Printing Wildlife Garden
Children at a South Tyneside primary school have been learning about the environment in a new wildlife garden. Youngsters from Hedworthfield Primary School, Jarrow, planted trees at the garden which has been set up by Harlow Printing at its site in Waldridge Way, Simonside. The trees were sponsored by Tree Appeal Partner ITC Service.
John Short, managing director of Harlow Printing, said: "One day, we identified fox droppings, then we spotted the odd rabbit. That's when the seed was born to create a wildlife garden and provide a habitat that helps species in decline. We wanted to develop an environment to encourage local wildlife threatened by climate change and other environmental pressures.”
Deputy headteacher of Hedworthfield Primary, Jill Lockwood said: "The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves planting trees and making bird boxes.
"It was a very fun and positive way of teaching them about the environment, and we're looking forward to going back and doing more work there."