Primary school children across Norfolk will receive ‘care for the hare’ education sessions this year thanks to a new partnership between Greater Anglia and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
Fifteen schools areas that have trains services from Greater Anglia, these being Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Thetford, will enjoy a full school day’s visit from NWT’s education team, with all costs covered by GA’s sponsorship.
The sessions will be themed around hares. This important species has its stronghold in Norfolk.
The children will learn about wildlife and habitats and the value of nature.
They will use their senses and imagination to explore the natural world through play.
What did the officials say?
CEO of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Pamela Abbott said:
“Greater Anglia’s commitment to supporting the work of Norfolk Wildlife Trust is wonderfully demonstrated by supporting our education and engagement work in Norfolk. We are committed to encouraging more people to experience and value nature. We believe everyone deserves to live in a healthy wildlife-rich environment and seek to bring the joy of wildlife into people’s daily lives.”
Greater Anglia Head of corporate affairs, Jonathan Denby said:
“Over the next two years, Greater Anglia is undergoing a transformation, replacing every single train with brand new trains at a cost of £1.4 bn. Our new trains are even more environmentally friendly and will soon be serving customers travelling to Norfolk, where passengers can enjoy the unique wildlife and wild places cared for by Norfolk Wildlife Trust. We are thrilled to be working with NWT to engage local children with their wildlife, including the region’s beautiful hares.”
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