Ladybirds will have somewhere to call home, thanks to garden

A WILDLIFE garden being created at an infant school will provide homes for ladybirds, and it’s all thanks to Southern Water.

The company has given an environmental grant to Motcombe Community Infant School.

The money will go towards encouraging wildlife to the garden, including paying for ladybird houses, wooden towers where the bugs like to hibernate.

The garden is on the school site, in Macmillan Drive, where a new community building has been built.

It will be enjoyed by pupils, as well as by community groups and clubs that use the new building.

Clair Haynes, project officer at the school, said, “We are very grateful for this money from Southern Water.

“It will really help us out and is a great start to our fundraising campaign.”

Kevin Buck, who organises Southern Water’s Community Chest donations, said, “We are pleased to be able to support the school with this grant.

“The garden sounds like a great addition that will be enjoyed by the whole community.”