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Aylesbury School turns wilderness into wildlife classroom

Marcus and Kathryn with John O’Conner’s apprentice Jack Peters and two six-year-old pupils Ben Wells and Heidi Mason

Bearbrook School, Aylesbury is turning a wilderness into a wildlife haven and outdoor classroom. John O’Conner Ltd, the grounds maintenance firm, and waste management company SITA UK have volunteered to adopt the project.

Headmaster Marcus Faulkner asked the John O’Conner team, known for its local community work, how to tackle the problem. Within days he received an offer of a voluntary team for the task.

SITA the waste contractors who work with John O’Conner on the Aylesbury Vale District Council contract has volunteered and together they will provide educational packs and talks.

Team John O’Conner will build seating for classes, raised beds for vegetables and a butterfly garden. It will help the children make bird boxes containing video camcorders to study bird life.

Marcus said: “This is a brilliant example of Aylesbury businesses pulling together. We asked for advice and received the promise of the job being completed. It will bring significant benefits for the children.”

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