We are certainly blessed at Hardwick site with some very generous parents who have already donated a number of items to help establish our club. This means we now have enough tools, watering cans, hoses, gloves, bird seed and fat balls to begin this new year efficiently and we are very grateful for this support. Money that has been kindly donated is being used to top up our on-going need for supplies and to begin developing the pond which the club has taken on from Autumn 2019. If anyone would like to help develop our pond, we ideally need the following plants:
- Water Lillies
- Rushes e.g. Bull Rushes
- Creeping Jenny
- Willow Herb
- Mare's Tail
- Purple Loose-strife
Later this Autumn term, as part of our hedgehog rehabilitation programme, we have 4 new hoglets arriving who were recently found in a digger. We are very excited about these new arrivals and the club will take care of these hoglets, but they will need feeding and so any donations would be very welcome. Hedgehogs can't eat fish, milk or bread but they can eat cat food. The best flavour is chicken in jelly, so if anyone could donate this food it would be a great help to us. We also need clean straw as bedding if anyone can provide this.
Miss Haji's class are currently beginning their new year with hedgehog research pages and these will be on display in school soon, some of which will provide tips for helping avoid the creeping extinction of this beautiful native creature. We will name our hoglets after we meet them, but we hope they will join Rudolf, Wanda and Groot, Rosie and Jim and Prickles who we think have already settled in our nature area and surrounding gardens. This on-going project is one that the club are especially proud of and it is an added bonus that our participation also provides other curriculum learning opportunities and gives children the chance to use their pupil voice and choice when writing.