Funding for bug hotels at schools

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Four local projects have succeeded in drawing down grant aid totalling nearly £20,000 from the 2014 European Environmental Challenge Fund.

Moyle PS will enhance the outdoor environment for learning with a storytelling circle and plants.

Roddensvale School pupils will build “hotels” for bugs; and Larne Grammar School are planting trees to promote sustainable use of timber.

St Killian’s College is working with the Glens Red Squirrel Group to train volunteers and raise awareness of the plight of the indigenous species.