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Staffordshire schools go wild!

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has been handed £2,000 from WPD to support its education programme. 

The Trust has been able to extend its outdoor education programme for children from local schools at no cost to those taking part. 

Darren Machin (back left) with kids from Chesterton Primary School and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

The money was donated to the Trust by ourselves who strongly supports local community activities. 

One beneficiary of this programme was Chesterton Primary when children from the school took part in the Wildlife Trust's 'Beautiful Butterflies (Mini-beast hunt)' session which is specifically designed for primary school children. The session took place at the Wildlife Trust's Hem Heath reserve close to World of Wedgewood. 

The school and the Wildlife Trust greatly appreciate the generosity of Western Power Distribution in making this educational programme possible for our local children. 

Western Power Distribution’s Stoke West Team Manager Daren Machin, who visited the programme with Chesterton Primary School said: “We’re delighted to support this schools programme. The interactive sessions are targeted at schoolchildren at Key Stage 1-3 ages and allow schools from central Stoke to experience nature first hand and learn more about the environment, plants and life in the natural world. As a company, we’re keen to support the environment and education. We’ve seen how much it benefits local schools and coming to the session the children seem very positive about the experience.”