St. Marks celebrates its wildlife with St. Peter at Gowts Primary School

St. Marks Square is looking much brighter and friendlier, thanks to the help of St. Peter at Gowts Primary School.

St. Marks Square is looking much brighter and friendlier, thanks to the help of St. Peter at Gowts Primary School.

Bird facades and bird boxes have been installed in the garden area of the square, which were created in workshops held by St. Marks in the school during July.

The workshops aimed to provide a fun and educational activity for pupils.

Valerie Johnson, St. Marks Centre Manager commented:

It’s been fantastic working with the schools, the additions to the square look beautiful.

Here at St. Marks we are all about promoting a sustainable and green environment. The school also helped us to decorate bird boxes, which have been spread out in the trees at St. Marks. We also have a wildflower garden where some of the bird boxes will also be installed.

IMG_1210Each façade represents a different bird, which inhabits the local area, including Robins and Blue Tits.

The installation is the beginning of a summer long campaign at St. Marks to help educate children on nature and the environment in a fun and interactive way.

Throughout August, St. Marks will host free event, ‘Nature Detectives’ every Thursday. Children will be able to take part in a nature trail, explore St. Mark’s garden and will receive a free backpack containing a magnifying glass, seed and activities and will be given a free hat.

Shoppers can find out more at stmarkslincoln.co.uk/events

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