The Friends of Starbank Park and Victoria Primary School need your help. They want to build a nature trail to help children engage with flowers, trees and wildlife in the park. They are planning a 70m trail that will wind through the trees in the west border beside the boundary wall.
The trail will be themed around fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Each story will have its own area, each with a statue of the main character and insect friendly flowers and bushes that are relevant to the story. Wildlife will be enhanced with new bird boxes, bat boxes and insect hotels.
Information boards will describe the trail, local wild life and Trinity’s historical link to Hans Christian Andersen. There will be log seats for children and a small, free children’s library so children can explore the wonders of wildlife and Hans Christian Anderson stories.
This magical fairy tale trail will increase biodiversity in the park. It will promote children's literacy and develop imagination and creativity while growing their interest in flora and fauna, all in their local environment. This trail will encourage time outdoors in nature and the fresh air, keeping children fit and healthy, spurring on adventure and self-led discovery. And, of course, it will be fun!
If the amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type "nature trail" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field.
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