BIRDS and bats will have a place to stay in Crowthorne thanks to a group of Year 11 pupils.

As part of their Community Action programme the Wellington College students have created a set of bird and bat boxes for the Walter Recreation Ground and Circle Hill.   

The project came about when Councillor Gail Robertson, a trustee of the Walter Recreation Ground Charity, asked the college students for their help in producing some new homes for local wildlife and the college was only too happy to help.

The students worked with staff in both teaching and gardening departments to build the boxes, and the project saw additional bird and bat boxes being built for the college site also.

On behalf of the trustees of the Walter Recreation Ground Charity, Cllr Gail Robertson thanked the students for their hard work and enthusiasm in making bird and bat boxes. 

Cllr Robertson said: "I am sure the birds and bats cannot wait to start nesting in the comfort of their new homes!  Thank you once again for your enthusiasm and terrific effort."