Aldi Competition to Give Nature a Home in Schools Schools across the UK have the chance to win their very own wildlife garden this autumn courtesy of Aldi and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

The initiative will see RSPB ‘Giving Nature a Home’ Gardens, worth in excess of £500, being gifted to 25 schools in October as part of Aldi’s 25th anniversary celebrations. The winning schools will be able to create their very own wildlife-friendly garden, however small their grounds. The kit comes complete with a pond, shrubs, plants, wildlife-friendly seeds and helpful instructions from the RSPB.

For the chance to win a wildlife garden, entrants are asked to submit a photo of their school’s outdoor space. Pupils will need to ask a teacher, parent or guardian to tweet the image using the hashtag ‘#AldiWildlifeWatch’, or upload it via the RSPB app on Aldi’s Facebook page.

Jonathan Neale, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “Aldi’s partnership with RSPB is a great way for us to celebrate our 25th anniversary in the UK. By gifting 25 nature gardens, we will be supporting the education of a whole generation about British wildlife and to leave a long-lasting legacy in schools across the country.”

The competition, which is open to schools across England, Wales and Scotland until Sunday 11th October, will provide children with the opportunity for hands-on learning experiences and the ability to connect with nature. It is one of various national and local outreach projects being launched as part of the partnership in schools and communities across the UK to connect half a million children with nature.

Martin Harper, the RSPB’s Conservation Director, said: “Our partnership with Aldi will connect more than half a million children with nature by creating RSPB “Giving Nature a Home” Gardens in school grounds and local green spaces. Exciting the next generation about nature is vital to help turn the fortunes of UK wildlife around.”

Aldi currently charges 5p for a single use carrier bag. Profits generated from single use carrier bag sales in England and Wales have been donated to the RSPB from July 2015, followed by donations from single use carrier bag sales in Scotland from the new year.

To find out more about the Aldi and RSPB partnership, visit: www.aldi.co.uk, or visit Aldi’s Twitter page at: www.twitter.com/AldiUK and to enter the competition, visit Aldi’s RSPB Facebook app at: https://goo.gl/KworUp

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