Brownlow Primary School children were transformed into tiny twitchers after receiving a donation of wild bird products from Melton’s Wilko store.
Team members from the store made a special trip to the school to speak to the children about their ‘Wild Bird’ campaign and to donate a selection of goodies including wild bird seed and feeders.
The donation was made by Wilko with the aim of encouraging school children to protect wildlife within their own playgrounds and gardens at home, throughout the winter months and beyond.
Wilko store manager Paul Teague said: “I think it’s really important to educate children on the importance of protecting and looking after our wildlife, in particular, the wonderful array of wild birds our country has to offer.
“We chose to donate the products to Brownlow Primary School as a team, and we know they will do a brilliant job in making sure our feathered friends will be well fed.”
He added: “Our ‘Wild Bird’ campaign is all about getting people from across the community to start thinking more about the surrounding wildlife and what they can do to care for it. During these chillier months, it’s more important than ever to help birds get the nutritious, high-fat food they need.
“Wilko sells a full range of products to help people look after wildlife in their gardens and it was great to be able to share this with local school children too and show them how they can help.”
Brownlow Year 1 teacher Cathy Butcher said: “We’re so pleased team members at the Melton Wilko store chose our school to get involved with their ‘Wild Bird’ campaign. All the children are getting in touch with their inner ‘twitcher’ and can’t wait to spot a bird or two in the playground and at home.”