Butterflies have a ball at Nestlé garden

Children from White Hill Primary at Nestle, Halifax. Pictured are factory manager Giles Mann
Children from White Hill Primary at Nestle, Halifax. Pictured are factory manager Giles Mann

Butterflies and bugs will have a ball in the new meadow which school children have planted at the Nestlé factory.

The meadow is part of a scheme which is being rolled out by Nestlé across the country, to help different species of wildlife thrive.

Children from White Hill Primary at Nestle, Halifax

Children from White Hill Primary at Nestle, Halifax

Children from Whitehill Community Academy put in a range of plants and even helped to make a bug hotel.

Nikki Atkinson, who is charge of the project for Nestlé, said: “Nestlé has an ongoing biodiversity project where we are creating a butterfly meadow at each of our UK sites, aimed at helping grow and sustain biodiversity in the local eco system.

“We are specifically trying to aid the growth of butterfly populations in the area as these have seen a huge decrease in the last decade with some species now in danger.”

As well as helping to plant the meadow, children from Whitehill Academy, Illingworth, took part in some educational conservation activities and bug-related arts and crafts.

There were small competitions throughout the day, and Eureka donated a family pass as a prize for one of the children.

In addition to enlisting help from a local school, Nestlé asked local businesses to donate their skills and help the children plant the meadow.

Nestle hope the meadow will develop to be the ideal environment for all sorts of miniature wildlife.

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