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Beech House help to save Moss Bank Butterfly House

Tuesday, 01 March 2011

Beech House pupils are helping to save Moss Bank Park Butterfly House by getting creative.

Although Animal World in the park has been saved from closure, the butterfly house and exotic animals are set to close due to Council budget cuts. A group of local residents are hoping to reverse the decision and are calling on local schoolchildren to help them out with a publicity event to rally local community support. Children were asked to design and make paper butterflies which will then be used to cover the entire grass banking in the park. Beech House pupils were keen to join in and made butterflies decorated with paints, folded paper, collage, glitter - anything brightly coloured!

Thomas, Year 2, said: "I've been with my friends to Butterfly House in Moss Bank Park and one of the butterflies landed on me.  It would be very sad to see it close.  I've been working hard over half-term to make my butterflies."

The event will take place in Moss Bank Park on March 3rd and will be covered by Bolton News. The residents are proposing an alternative community driven solution which would allow the facility to remain in its current format, with the future potential to develop a café and gift shop and with the aim to enhance the educational programme available.

 

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Beech House pupils made brightly coloured paper butterflies

Beech House pupils made brightly coloured paper butterflies