We recently held a non-uniform day at our school in support of the Yorkshire Swan & Wildlife Rescue Hospital, a registered charity based at the Skylark Nature Reserve in the village. 

Funds raised from the day were used to purchase animal feed including bird seed, tinned food and chick crumbs for the recovering animals cared for by the charity. 

Dan Sidley, founder of the wildlife organisation, said “We are very touched that local pupils were so keen to support of our work with wildlife, and clearly understand the importance of protecting our natural world. 

“The donations of food are particularly timely, given this is our busiest time of year with large numbers of hungry mouths to feed!”.

Volunteers from the charity are currently caring for a wide range of sick and injured wild animals including swans, cygnets, barn owls, ducklings, hedgehogs, tawny owls, herons and fox cubs. 

The charity can be contacted 24 hours a day by calling 07763424892 or by visiting www.ysrh.org.uk