Bins will throw light on wildlife

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

YOUNG­STERS from a Peter­bor­ough school are to take de­liv­ery of some com­post bins made es­pe­cially for them.

The chil­dren at the Phoenix School have been work­ing with the char­ity Froglife to learn about ways to pro­tect wildlife – in par­tic­u­lar am­phib­ians and rep­tiles.

The bins, which were built by work­ers at Mears at Or­ton South­gate, will be pre­sented to the school by Froglife rep­re­sen­ta­tive Andy Mor­ti­more.

The newly made bins have been spe­cially adapted to al­low young­sters at the school to watch as the de­cay­ing veg­etable mat­ter is slowly trans­formed into com­post.

They will also be able to see the life­cy­cle of slow worms which are at­tracted to the com­post

Councillor Sa­man­tha Dal­ton, Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil’s cabi­net mem­ber for en­vi­ron­ment cap­i­tal, said: “By us­ing the bins, the young­sters will bet­ter un­der­stand the ben­e­fits of re­cy­cling.

She said: “They will also be able to watch the slow worms that will be at­tracted to the nat­u­ral warmth of the bin.

Cllr Dal­ton added: “Ed­u­cat­ing all our res­i­dents, young and old, about the im­por­tance of re­cy­cling and com­post­ing adds to our rep­u­ta­tion as the UK’s en­vi­ron­ment cap­i­tal.”

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