‘Little Wings’ is an initiative set up by myself (Ben) here at Brindley Timberworks with the intention of reintroducing nature into children’s lives, and also showing support for our great local community.
Through our Little Wings initiative, we will be donating 2 birdboxes to 25 nurseries and primary schools within the Peak District and High Peak area.
Access to nature is something that has been limited somewhat over the past year as a result of national lockdowns and the temporary closing of schools across the country. We also know how important the outdoor environment is to younger children, and the countless health benefits access to nature brings.
Brindley Timberworks is helping bring nature to children, with the birdhouses serving as essential access points between the children and the natural world.
Nominations for schools and nurseries are open now, running until the beginning of the school year in September.
Deliveries will be taking place shortly after nominations close.
As a father with a keen interest in the outdoors and nature, this is something very close to my heart. During the last year or so, children’s everyday routines have been turned upside-down with more screen time for completing schoolwork or for entertainment and we need to bring back that link to the natural environment.
Brindley Timberworks invites both members of the community, as well as local leaders to nominate a school or nursery to receive the boxes.
What will the winners receive?
The lucky schools will receive one of each handmade natural slate birdhouse pictured left.
Each house has been specifically designed, with the left favouring blue tits, and the right shaped for robins.
The boxes have been carefully handcrafted from PEFC certified Scandinavian Redwood, and the natural slate has been hand cut. The open-fronted robin box is also suitable for wrens and the 28mm hole in the tit box is suitable for blue, great and coal tits.
If you would like to purchase a set of our boxes yourself, these are available on our Shop page.
To nominate a school or nursery to receive these boxes, please fill out the form below.