Bug ‘hotels’ and more for Littleham pupils

Pupils at an Exmouth primary school have been learning about bugs as part of an electricity company’s drive to promote biodiversity.

Littleham Primary School pupils have been doing their bit for bugs in a bid to learn more about biodiversity.

The school was one of 36 from across Devon to team up with EDF Energy online school’s programme, The Pod, as part of March’s Bug Month.

The youngsters gathered facts on insects, found out about their habitats and built bug ‘hotels’.

Robyn Broughton, EDF Energy’s schools’ programme manager, said the children wrote bug-related poems and designed and built shelters out of natural and recycled materials.


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He said: ““Bug Month is a great initiative that gets schoolchildren excited and engaged in biodiversity.

“Conserving local ecosystems and natural habitats is very important. These activities allow children the chance to embrace green issues whilst getting close to nature.”

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• For more information on Bug Month and EDF Energy’s The Pod, visit www.jointhepod.org.

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