Eco club receives a boost

Date: Wednesday 16 July 2014

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Pike Fold Community School in Blackley, Manchester, is helping children get back to nature with their Eco-Club, backed by a £650 donation from us.

The school, which has 300 pupils, is located near to our Millers Brow development and has benefitted from new equipment for the club. It was set up to give pupils the opportunity to get hands on with horticulture, wildlife preservation and recycling projects. 

The donation from us has allowed the purchase of a whole host of items to cultivate even more interest from the children. 

Eco-Club coordinator Nikki Elliott says: “This donation has meant we can kit the kids out in waterproof gear and wellies, not to mention provide them with lots of equipment to interact with the environment.”

The school has been able to purchase raised beds for growing vegetables, insect habitats to help the children learn about wildlife, a weather station to measure the elements and recycling bins to give them an insight into sustainable living.

Nikki says: “The new equipment means that up to 30 children can now participate in extracurricular activities that will benefit their learning, give them some outdoors activity and help them relate more to the natural world around them.

“On behalf of the school and all the children, I’d just like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for helping us get the Eco-Club off the ground.”

David Hnyda, sales manager for Taylor Wimpey North West, says: “As an important part of the local community, we are delighted to be able to support Pike Fold in this very worthwhile activity. Hopefully, the children will enjoy growing plants and learning about the environment.”