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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
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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