'Perfect outdoor classroom' nets £500 in funding
PUBLISHED: 12:41 03 August 2018
Wessex Water will give a wildlife group £500 later today (Friday).
Nailsea Environment and Wildlife Trust (NEWT) will receive the cheque to improve educational activities it runs.
The money will enable it to increase its work with Kingshill School at Moorend Spout nature reserve.
NEWT trustee Hilary West said: “Rather than build a wooden platform that would have a limited life-span we are going for the more expensive option of recycled plastic ‘wood’ and will keep the costs down by installing it ourselves with the help of volunteers.
“This £500 Watermark Award will go a long way to help buy the necessary material to give the children the kind of hands-on experience of their natural environment, particularly of the watery sort.
“We are delighted with our Watermark Award and this support from Wessex Water.”
NEWT says the six-acre reserve is the ‘perfect outdoor classroom’ for school pupils.