Haywards Heath school playground makes hedgehog home
To help hedgehog populations, a housebuilder has partnered with a village primary school to make a safe home for hedgehogs in the playground this spring.
As hibernation season ends, Barratt Southern Counties has donated a warm wooden RSPB ‘hog home’ to Bolnore Village Primary School, in Haywards Heath, for hedgehogs to use as a safe place to nest.
The donation also includes nutritious hedgehog food and a feeding bowl.
Lynnette St-Quintin, sales and marketing director at Barratt Southern Counties, said: “As a sustainable housebuilder, we have a responsibility to provide a safe home not just for people, but for wildlife too.
“We’re so pleased to work with Bolnore Village Primary School to deliver our ‘Give a Hog a Home’ initiative, and create a safe, permanent habitat for hedgehogs.”
Barratt Developments is working to encourage those near its developments to make small changes to safely co-exist with wildlife.
Mr Maker at Bolnore Village Primary School said: “We are so excited to offer a home for hedgehogs in our playground.
“It is a fantastic opportunity to do our bit to shelter this diminishing species, and teach the children about the importance of preserving our wildlife.
“We’d like to thank Barratt Homes for its generous donation to us.”