MOY PARK has been supporting biodiversity activity in Ballymena in collaboration with Camphill Primary School and Mid and East Antrim Council.

Partnering with pupils from Camphill Primary School, Ballymena, and members from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Moy Park’s biodiversity team planted 100 trees on the grounds of the school.

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The activity forms part of Moy Park’s sustainability programme to enhance biodiversity in local communities, with the company driving previous tree-planting initiatives with pupils and staff from Slemish College and Straid Nurseries.

Last year, pupils from Camphill Primary School also participated in an educational piece discussing ‘how to plant your own tree’ delivered by the parks and open spaces development team at Mid and East Antrim Council.

Emma Herron, health, safety & environment officer at Moy Park Ballymena: “In addition to our ongoing commitment of encouraging biodiversity in local communities, we are also passionate about educating the younger generation on how they can help protect the environment.

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“We hope the pupils found the activity insightful and enjoyable and learnt about how they can contribute positively to biodiversity. We look forward to taking part in future activities in communities local to our sites across NI and GB.”

Chris Wood, of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, added: “It is great to work with schools and local businesses planting trees.

“As well as playing a role in combating climate change, trees are also a great resource for the school to use in outdoor play and for natural science teaching.

“We currently have funding through the Woodland Trusts Emergency Tree Fund to partner with schools and with community groups across the borough to plant trees. We can also assist with private landowners by helping to access grants for tree planting projects.”

As part of the company’s dedication to championing local biodiversity and its wider ambition to reach Net Zero, Moy Park also sponsored the Biodiversity University, an engaging way for children and young people to learn more about the natural environment and the importance of protecting wildlife habitats.