Bins will throw light on wildlife
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.”