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Students Help Our Local Wildlife

A group of students, from Burton have been helping their local environment by building bird boxes which they will be donating to Rosliston Forestry Centre.

The students, who are part of the Respect Burton project, planned, designed and assembled the bird boxes at Rosliston Forestry Centre and whilst assembling the they decided  that it would be the perfect place to donate them to.

Respect Burton co-ordinator Wayne Chadfield said: “This project allowed the children to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to something that makes a real difference to their local community.”

The materials used to make the bird boxes were kindly donated by McLean Restaurants Ltd T/A McDonald’s as part of a wider initiative to provide homes for our local wildlife.

Sarah McLean, of McLean Restaurants Ltd T/A McDonald’s, said: “Involving the Burton Albion Community Trust has been a natural extension to developing this project in having  what was an idea developed by my local business brought to life in by  young people from the community.”

The students are part of the Respect Burton programme delivered by Burton Albion Community Trust and Burton Youth for Christ and supported by Burton Breweries Charitable Trust.

Keith Norris, chairman of Burton Breweries Charitable Trust, explained: “We are very proud to work in partnership with Burton Albion Community Trust and Burton Youth for Christ to facilitate this innovative programme. Days like these meet the aim of the overall project which is to prevent young people from becoming socially excluded and improve their future life prospects.”

Next time you are at Rosliston be sure to look out for the bird boxes with the Golden Arches on.

For more details about this programme please contact or call 01283 565938           .