Mill Water gets silver bat conservation award

PUBLISHED: 09:53 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:54 08 August 2017

Youngsters from Millwater School were recognised for their work on the conservation of bats

Youngsters from Millwater School were recognised for their work on the conservation of bats

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Pupils from the school, based near East Budleigh, have been learning about bats.

A school near East Budleigh for children with disabilities has been recognised for raising awareness of bats.

Mill Water School, based in the grounds of Bicton College, received a silver ‘bat buddy’ award from the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project.

The school was presented with the award by Helen Parr, from the project.

A Mill Water spokesman said: “The children have worked hard and immensely enjoyed finding out about these fascinating creatures.

“We have looked at encouraging bats directly through creating bat boxes, insect hotels and through bat friendly planting and indirectly by telling children, families how important Devon is for the population of these animals.

“We have learnt about them through visiting their winter roost at Beer Quarry Caves, having Bat Week in which all learning became distinctly batty including bat art, maths, cookery, story and science.”

The school is hoping to obtain the gold award next year.


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