Farlingaye Green Council
As part of our continued attempts to make the school grounds a bit more wildlife friendly, the Green Council members have been creating some hedgehog homes this term. According to the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, hedgehog numbers have decline by up to one third in the last ten years, so we were keen to add this to our previous wildlife projects such as the bird boxes and insect hotels. The hedgehog home is made out of two paving slabs for the base and roof, along with walls and an entrance tunnel made from old bricks. We have lined them with hay and if there are any hedgehogs locally, hopefully it will give them a cosy place to spend the winter. It is not easy to tell if your hedgehog homes have residents, but apparently you can sometimes hear them snoring so we will be listening out for this! Thank you to the students who helped with this activity. If you’d like to try to make a hedgehog home in your own garden you can find the design we used at wildlifegadgetman.com
As you have probably heard, we were unsuccessful in our attempts to get funding for solar panels from the M&S Energy Fund, however we would like to thank everybody who voted for us, promoted it amongst their friends or pledged money. We are still keen to get solar panels for the school so we will need to consider our next move. Please let us know if you have any ideas or if you hear of any other funding schemes.
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