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30th Jun, 2022

Warwickshire school children learn about hedgehogs

CURIOUS kids from Temple Herdewyke Primary School have been learning all about hedgehogs.

They were visited by Sally Ellis, who volunteers as a senior carer for Warwickshire Hedgehog Rescue.

As part of the talk, Sally presented a series of photos and videos of the hedgehogs under her care.

As well as arranging the talk, housebuilder Mulberry Homes also donated 30 hedgehog highway signs – one for each pupil.

The signs are incorporated throughout the housebuilder’s developments, and are designed to provide hedgehogs with access routes to roam.

Sally said: “It was lovely to see the children so engaged and interested as I gave my talk on hedgehogs. I have always had an enthusiasm for wildlife, particularly hedgehogs, so it was really great to be able to pass on some useful facts and tips about helping hedgehogs in our gardens to the younger generation.”

Mrs Greenwood, teacher at Temple Herdewyke Primary School, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Mulberry Homes and Sally for giving this wonderful talk to our year five children, and for providing them with their very own hedgehog highways signs.

“The children had a fantastic time, and thoroughly enjoyed learning about how they can help hedgehogs themselves.”

Kerry Jones, sales and marketing director at Mulberry Homes, said: “We’re thrilled to hear the talk was a huge success, and that the children had such a wonderful time.”

Throughout the year, Mulberry Homes is running a monthly community fund, called The Mulberry Community Chest.

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