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To create new homes for Cambridgeshire garden birds, five star housebuilders Barratt and David Wilson Homes have donated nest boxes to Godmanchester Bridge Academy on its Romans’ Edge development.

The donation was made as part of National Nestbox Week, which encourages people to create homes for birds, whether these are built from scratch or bought from a shop.

The nest boxes are going to be placed around the school, providing both a new home for birds, and encouraging the students to learn more about where their feathered friends live.

The donation comes as part of the leading housebuilder’s commitment to making wildlife friendly developments and celebrates its national partnership with the RSPB.

Miss Watts, Assistant Head of School at Godmanchester Bridge Academy, said: “It's been a great opportunity for the school to work with the local housebuilders. Our children enjoyed building the bird boxes and positioning them around the school grounds.”

Alongside the nest box donation, the developer has also developed a digital bird quiz which aims to highlight how residents in the county can help to provide a space for wildlife in their gardens.

Jason Hearn, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “As a leading housebuilder, we know that home is where the heart is and that’s true for all types of residents, human or otherwise!

“We recognise that different people live in homes of all styles, shapes and sizes, and it’s the same for our feathered friends, so we want to encourage school children to learn how they can attract wildlife into their garden.”

Will Phair, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Cambridgeshire, said: “The nest box donation and the bird box quiz are just some of the many activities that we undertake to do more for nature, not least our long-term partnership with the RSPB, so it’s great that we can get all generations involved in learning about their surroundings.”

There are many ways that residents in the county can help the birds in their garden, such as providing a regular supply of clean water by using a bird bath, providing nest boxes and putting the right bird seed out including flaked maize and sunflower hearts.

Located on Gumcester Way, Romans’ Edge has a range of three, four and five bedroom homes that are ideal for a variety of house hunters including first time buyers looking to make the step on to the property ladder, and growing families looking for more space.

Perched on the south bank of the River Great Ouse, the development is just over two miles away from the larger town of Huntingdon, which can be reached via a number of bridges and offers a wide range of amenities.

To take part in the quiz, please visit: https://birdhousequiz.co.uk/

To find out more and get some handy tips on how to make your garden more wildlife friendly, please visit the RSPB website at www.rspb.org.uk.

To find out more about Romans’ Edge, visit https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/cambridgeshire/h776201-romans'-edge/, or https://www.dwh.co.uk/new-homes/cambridgeshire/h681101-david-wilson-romans'-edge/. Alternatively, contact the sales teams on 033 3355 8484 or 033 3355 8486.