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Macclesfield pupils bring a splash of colour to bird boxes

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Pupils at St John the Evangelist C of E Primary School on Ivy Road have been working on a project with Macclesfield Town Council to bring a splash of colour to this year’s bird nesting season on the Weston estate.

The Kendal Road bird sanctuary, which was transformed into a small woodland conservation area back in 2014, provides a pleasant spot for local people to enjoy.

Macclesfield Town Council has provided 15 wooden bird boxes which have been painted by pupils at St John’s.

Helena Gowler, community engagement officer for Macclesfield Town Council, commented: “This has been a fantastic project between Macclesfield Town Council and St John’s School.

“They were involved with painting bird boxes for the opening of the woodland area 4 years ago, so it is brilliant that they have helped refresh the homes for the birds.”

The bird boxes have been installed by volunteer David Jackson, ready for the nesting season.

It is hoped that children and families will enjoy spotting the brightly coloured boxes and that birds will enjoy having numerous beautifully-decorated homes to choose from!

Caroline Waites, headteacher at St John the Evangelist Primary School, said: “We were very excited to be invited to contribute to the local Bird Sanctuary Bird Box Project.

“Children from all year groups had a fantastic time creating their designs and are hoping that the local community will enjoy the splash of colour these boxes bring”

 

Images:

(1) Cllr Adam Schofield and Cllr Alift Harewood in the bird sanctuary on Kendal Road

(2) Children from St John’s School decorating bird boxes with Cllr Adam Schofield

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