Veterans from the Bridge For Heroes Armed Forces charity joined forces with West Norfolk students from Greyfriars School to prepare Remembrance Bird Boxes for The Walks.
The boxes were made at the Bridge For Heroes Activity Centre, based in Nelson House on the North Lynn Industrial Estate, which has a fully equipped carpentry workshop and was set up to enable veterans to engage in activities like carpentry, art, photography, crafts, amateur radio skills and recreational pursuits.
The Centre, which is open to veterans and their dependants, has seen a gradual increase in people using it in its first year of operation and it was the carpentry class that decided to make the bird boxes, having been told that many of those already in the walks were falling into disrepair.
The students were from Greyfriars Academy in King’s Lynn, and deputy head Janet Moyle said: “We were only too willing to accept the Bridge For Heroes offer to allow our students to decorate the bird boxes with the poppies in this week when we remember our fallen. We now look forward to seeing them in use in the spring by our wild bird population”
The team from the Bridge For Heroes art class joined with the school children help prepare the ten boxes, providing them with all the necessary art materials and helping with the designs.
Having prepared the boxes, the students then met with Claire Thompsett, the Borough Operations Manager, to hand them over for placing on trees the following day.